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Police recover two firearms and arrest suspect in Nakuru

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.

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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.

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