Goons Leave Gun Near Githurai Police Station Months After Robbing Officer

Githurai Police Station in Nairobi.
Githurai Police Station in Nairobi.
Githurai Police Station

Police officers in the Githurai area of Nairobi County recovered a gun near a police station matching one that a female officer lost in February.

In a statement, the National Police Service indicated that the gun was loaded 23 rounds of ammunition.

A female officer reported on February 16 that she had been robbed and lost a gun during a patrol assignment.

"Police in Nairobi on May 27, 2024 evening recovered a firearm loaded with 23 rounds, within Githurai, Kasarani Sub-County," the NPS stated.

A gun rcovered near Githurai Police post
A gun rcovered near Githurai Police post.

"Preliminary investigations suggest that the same had been reported missing after a female police officer was attacked by 3 men and robbed off the said firearm on February 16, 2024, while on night duty at Kiwanjani Area in Nairobi."

According to NPS, the gun was recovered near the gate of Githurai Police Post.

The identity of the robbers or individuals who abandoned the gun is yet to be established as the police launch a manhunt into the incident.

In April, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) tracked down a gang member believed to have robbed a gun from an Officer Commanding Vihiga Police Station.

According to reports, the suspect was hunted down at his home in the Mwiki area of Kasarani.

After he was cornered, a gunfight ensued between the gang members and the detectives from the operations unit.

As the wrangle intensified, two of the gang members fled, leaving one suspect behind. However, the remaining suspect was shot dead after attempting to stage a fight with the officers.

The Vihiga OCS lost the gun and 15 rounds  in December 2023 .

The officer was attacked while parking his car in Vihiga's Majengo market where the gang descended on him with daggers and left him fatally injured.

A police car at a crime scene in Kenya
A police car at a crime scene in Kenya.
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