Police Recover Two More G-3 Rifles Stolen From A Police Station

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Two more firearms that had been stolen from a police armoury in Homabay county, southwestern Kenya, have been recovered, bringing the total number of recovered firearms to three.

The two G-3 rifles were recovered on Wednesday night by police officers at the Nyamasaria patrol base in Kisumu County.

The officers were conducting foot patrols in the dead of the night when a numberless suspicious motorbike suddenly approached them. On sighting the officers, the rider immediately made a U-turn as the officers attempted to grab the pillion passenger from the bike unsuccessfully.

However, in the ensuing struggle, the pillion passenger dropped a big suitcase as the numberless bike sped off into the 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 catridge and one pair of handcuffs," said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Upon further inspection of the firearms, it was immediately established that the two G-3 rifles with their buttstocks missing were part of the cache of firearms that had been stolen during an attack staged at the Kipasi police post in Mbita on the night of November 16, 2022.

The unknown number of thugs had broken into the station's armoury under unclear circumstances and taken off with the firearms, including three G-3 riffles, one AK-47 assault rifle, and 110 rounds of ammunition.

The recovery of the two firearms comes barely 24 hours after detectives recovered another G-3 rifle that was part of the stolen arsenal and arrested the main suspect Charles Nyumba Ongany, 27, at Abuje village in Nyando, Kisumu county.

This brings the total number of recovered firearms to 3, with all the G-3 rifles having been recovered and only the AK-47 assault rifle missing. Efforts are at advanced stages to recover the remaining firearm.

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