Firearm recovered in Kakamega as police target criminal gangs

Kakamega-based detectives have recovered a Ceska pistol believed to have been stolen from a police officer.

“Detectives based in Kakamega town have this evening recovered a firearm suspected to have been stolen from a police officer. The Ceska pistol loaded with 15 rounds on 9mm calibre was recovered from three suspects who were holed at a house in Mukumu, Khayega location, following an intensive crackdown mounted by the DCI Western command on criminals and criminal gangs in the area.” Saud DCI

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Joseph Maina, 22, Dennis Githae, 25, and Stanley Githae, 20 were arrested as detectives recovered a number of laptops, smartphones, television sets and electronic items during the operation.

“Following the evening raid, Joseph Maina, 22, Dennis Githae, 25, and Stanley Githae, 20, were arrested and household goods suspected to have been stolen in various robbery incidents within Kakamega recovered. The items included laptops, smart phones, television sets, home theatres among other electronic items and kitchenware.” Said DCI

The arrests comes hours after the police arrested 14 members of mbogi la izram, a criminal gang causing havoc in the the area.

“The arrest of the trio and recovery of the firearm comes hours after yet another successful security operation, that led to the arrest of 14 members of a notorious outfit known as ’Mbogi la Izram Teritory’ that has been terrorising local residents with reckless abandon.

Earlier, detectives had received actionable intelligence regarding the suspects who immediately went into hiding, when they got wind that an operation to flush out criminals from the county had reached a crescendo.

The suspects are currently cooling their heels at Khayega police station pending arraignment in court tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, the recovered firearm shall be forwarded to the Ballistics section of the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, for examination and further analysis on its involvement in previous scenes of armed attacks.” Said DCI

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