Three G-3 rifles and a magazine with 20 rounds of ammunition were stolen on Tuesday night after officers manning a police post in Nandi left it unmanned to watch UEFA Champions League matches at a nearby shopping center.
According to a Police report seen by Capital FM News, the APs are attached to Kamorwon AP post some 19 kilometers east of Kobujoi Police Station.
NANDI COUNTY, NANDI SOUTH DIVISION, KOBUJOI POLICE STATION. SUBJECT: STOLEN FIREARMS. REPORTED TODAY 17/04/2019 AT 01.00 HRS. BY NO. 2002051219 AP CPL RODGERS MASIWA OF KAMORWON AP POST, MAP REFERENCE YR 315037 ABOUT 19 KM EAST OF THE STATION THAT AT AROUND 2130HRS. ALL THE OFFICERS LEFT THE POST AND WENT TO WATCH UEFA FOOTBALL MATCH AT THE NEARBY TRADING CENTRE AND ON RETURNING TO THE POST, THEY NOTICED THE ROOM OF THE INCHARGE WHICH IS ALSO USED AS AN ARMOURY IN WHICH THE STEEL BOX IS KEPT WAS BROKEN. ON ENTERING IN THE HOUSE THEY FOUND THE STEEL BOX ALSO BROKEN AND THREE RIFLES S/NO’S. G3 FMP 77095029, G3 FMP 7709443 AND G3 A3 F91879 EACH WITH A MAGAZINE OF 20 ROUNDS OF 7.62 MM MISSING, LEAVING 2 MAGAZINES WITH 17 AND 20 ROUNDS BEHIND. SCENE VISITED BY OCPD, OCS AND AP COMMANDER NANDI SOUTH AND SEARCH are BEING CONDUCTED FOR RECOVERY OF THE STOLEN FIREARMS. OTHER OFFICERS ARE BEING MOBILIZED TO SWING INTO ACTION. CASE PUI SIR.
Nandi South Commissioner Samuel Kimiti said the officers were being interrogated and the search of the guns had been immediately launched to help them recover the weapons as their continued stay in the hands of civilians may lead to something tragic.