Nakuru county police boss Hassan Barua address the press after a machine gun,a pistol and rounds of ammunition recovered by the police at bahati in Nakuru on 16th March 2017. [PHOTO:MOSES KIPSANG/Standard]
Police have recovered two illegal firearms in a residential house in Bahati, Nakuru County.
The firearms are believed to have been used by a gang of robbers engaging in illegal activities in the area.
Speaking to the Press, Nakuru Police Commandant Hassan Barua said they recovered the two firearms – a machine gun, a pistol and several rounds of ammunition – following a tip-off from the public.
Mr Barua said the gang of three had stormed and robbed a house in the area and raped three women who were in the house before fleeing.
He said the public reported a suspect who had earlier been seen in the neighbourhood a day before the incident.
“We followed a tip-off from the public upon which we arrested one of the suspects who led us to a house in Makutano area near Kinoru farm where the robbers have been operating from,” Barua said.
With the help of police dogs, he said the officers managed to recover the firearms in a bush near the house.
Barua lauded the public for reporting such cases and said it would help end crime in the area.