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Missing firearm of Vihiga OCS recovered in Kasarani

DCI detectives have recovered a firearm belonging to Vihiga OCS who was robbed when on patrol on December 21st 2023.

“A firearm that was violently robbed from the Officer Commanding Vihiga Police Station when a criminal gang attacked him while on patrol on December 21, 2023 has been recovered in Mwiki, Kasarani sub-county.

One member of the gang from whose possession the Jericho pistol was recovered was also neutralized after daring a gunfight with the DCI Operations team that was trailing them.” said DCI

On the day of the robbery, the OCS was attacked by the gang who stabbed and left him for dead before leaving with the firearm. It took the intervention of a anonymous caller to alert the police of a suspicious vehicle with armed individuals inside.

“To get the firearm, the ruthless gang had on the said date waylaid the Chief Inspector as he parked his car in Vihiga’s Majengo market, descending on him with daggers and leaving him for the dead.

They then disappeared with his Jericho pistol loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition. After days of surveillance, detectives from DCI Operations Directorate swiftly responded to an intelligence report received through the Fichua kwa DCI hotline by an anonymous caller who reported to have spotted a suspicious car occupied by three armed men at the KU farm in Mwiki.

Stealthily approaching the scene, the hawkshaws realized it was the same suspects who had evaded several police dragnets after staging some attacks around the Capital.

On challenging the miscreants to surrender, two of the three took to their heels as the shot suspect brandished the firearm for a battle of guns and was gunned down.

His accomplices made it to the populated shopping centre and holed up but the police are hot on their trail. A KBZ 985T Nissan Note which the suspects were using was impounded alongside other exhibits that were found stashed in it.” said DCI

The body of the deceased was moved to City mortuary pending identification as confirmed by the police.

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