Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Anti-terror police unit (ATPU) have launched a manhunt for a suspect in whose house an armoury stocked with a cache of lethal firearms and hundreds of ammunitions was recovered in Nairobi's Kilimani area.
Ken Wycliff Okello Lugwili, the proprietor of Vic. Technologies Limited had for a long time failed to pay his monthly rent prompting the landlord, Ballon Wanjala Nangalama, to seek a court order allowing him to break into the premises.
Accompanied by Kilimani-based police officers, Hebros auctioneers gained entry into the premises, ready to issue a notification of the sale of any worthy items to recover rent arrears amounting to Sh4,962,990.
"Once inside, a quick search revealed an armoury, stocked with an assortment of weapons of different caliber and hundreds of ammunition," said the DCI.
Detectives have since established that the suspect was a licensed firearm dealer, but his license was suspended over 3 years ago.
The suspect, who has since gone into hiding, is wanted and has 24 hours to surrender to the nearest DCI offices.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.