Police have discovered two more stolen firearms from a police armoury in Homa Bay County, raising the total number of recovered firearms to three, while one remains missing.
The two G-3 weapons were found Friday night by police personnel stationed at Kisumu County’s Nyamasaria patrol base.
The officers were on foot patrol in the middle of the night when a mysterious motorbike with no license plate sped up to them.
When the motorcyclist saw the authorities, he promptly made a U-turn while they tried in vain to remove the pillion passenger from the motorcycle.
However, as the numberless bike accelerated into the night, the pillion rider dropped a sizable luggage during the subsequent battle.
The officers found two G-3 riffles, 175 7.62mm bullets, 9 7.62mm blank cartridges, one spent 7.62mm round, and one set of handcuffs inside the suitcase after giving it a thorough inspection. Further examination of the weapons revealed that the two G-3 rifles with missing buttstocks were among the collection of weapons that had been taken in the course of an attack staged at the Kipasi police post in Mbita on the evening of November 16, 2022.
Unknown thieves stole 110 rounds of ammunition, three G-3 riffles, one AK-47 assault rifle, and other weaponry from the station’s armory under mysterious circumstances.
Only 24 hours have passed since investigators located another G-3 weapon that was a part of the arsenal that was taken and detained the primary suspect Charles Nyumba Ongany, 27, in Abuje village in Nyando, Kisumu county.
With all three G-3 rifles now retrieved and just the AK-47 assault rifle still missing, the total number of recovered firearms now stands at three. The pursuit of the last firearm is well underway.