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Stolen Homa Bay police rifles found in Kisumu – Weekly Citizen

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Police in Homa Bay county have recovered two more firearms stolen in a daring attack at a police station.

Four firearms and over 100 rounds of ammunition were stolen during the raid.

The mastermind of the attack with one G-3 rifle loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition were recovered.

Two rifles were recovered by police officers based at Nyamasaria patrol base in Kisumu county, bringing the total number of recovered firearms to three.

Authorities said the officers were conducting foot patrols late into the night when a numberless suspicious motorbike suddenly approached them.

The rider is said to have immediately made a U-turn as the officers attempted to unsuccessfully grab the pillion passenger from the bike.

“However, in the ensuing struggle, the pillion passenger dropped a big suitcase as the numberless bike sped off into darkness. Upon inspecting the suitcase, the officers recovered two G-3 riffles, 175 rounds of 7.62mm calibre, 9 7.62mm blanks, one spent 7.62mm cartridge and one pair of handcuffs,” read the police report.

Upon further inspection of the firearms, police said they established that the two G-3 rifles that had their butt stocks missing were part of the cache of firearms that had been stolen during the attack staged at Kipasi police post in Mbita on the night of November 16.

Meanwhile, efforts are at advanced stage to recover the remaining firearm



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