A pistol belonging to Bungoma Central Sub-County police commander David Kandie was stolen from his house on Tuesday.
Notorious gang breaks into police boss’ house while he’s asleep & steals gun
Daring gang steals from police boss' home while he's asleep
According to a police report, the suspects made the daring move and broke into the house of the police chief as he slept.
The robbers reportedly ransacked the house, making way with the Jericho pistol had 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition, three mobile phones, cash, and other items valued at Ksh44,350.
Reports indicated that the thieves broke into the house, located some 200 metres from Chwele police station, after Kandie had gone to back to bed at 3:30am.
One of his children woke him up and informed him that the door to the house was wide open.
Manhunt for the thieves launched
Western region commissioner Anne Ngetich said the police have begun a manhunt to recover the firearm as they suspect the gang is on the run.
“We must recover that gun and our officers are pursuing useful leads on the incident. They have launched a manhunt for the suspects who are on the run,” said Ms Ngetich.
A combined operation involving detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Bungoma and the dog unit began tracking down the suspects thought to have escaped towards Chebukaka.
This comes amid scrutiny of guns in the hands of civilians with some 340 guns having been confiscated from the public.
The public was called upon to be involved in the reformation of the country’s gun laws and policies, by reporting people holding illegal weapons to the police.
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