Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers from Nairobi have arrested a 19-year-old who is part of a gang behind the loss of guns at Kibos police post in Muhoroni.
During the raid at the Kibos police post armoury the thugs escaped with three guns and several rounds of ammunition.
In the Thursday evening operation carried out at the suspect’s Kanyakwar home in Kisumu west, the DCI officers recovered a G3 rifle.
The suspect is also believed to have been the mastermind of a subsequent robbery of over Ksh. 230,000 from an Mpesa operator at Daraja Mbili in Kisumu West earlier in the week.
During the arrest, the DCI recovered three police jungle jackets and trousers, three jungle belts, 3 service colour belts, 2 berets, a police manual, a pair of military boots and a TV set.
According to DCI, the said items were identified as having been stolen from the house of an Inspector of Police on March 10, 2020.
The suspect is being held in Kisumu and will be arraigned as detectives continue to pursue the rest of the gang.