A firearm reported stolen from a female police officer in Kasarani back in February 2024 has been discovered abandoned at the gate of Githurai police post. This firearm, identified as a Scorpion rifle, was allegedly taken during an attack on the officer and her colleague while they were on night-round duties within the Kiwanjani area of Githurai 44.

Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei confirmed that the recovered Scorpion firearm had 23 bullets when it was found. He emphasized that, fortunately, the firearm had not been utilized in any criminal activities thus far.

The incident involving the theft of the firearm occurred when the officer and her colleague were confronted by three men, one of whom was armed with a pistol. During the altercation, the attackers managed to overpower the officers and absconded with the firearm.

However, the situation took a turn when another officer stumbled upon the abandoned firearm near the perimeter wall of the police post. Upon inspection, it was verified to be the same firearm stolen from the officer back in February.

Further investigation revealed that the firearm had not been linked to any criminal activities following ballistic analysis. Despite various reported crimes, none matched the ballistic analysis of the recovered weapon.

As of now, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident or the recovery of the firearm. The motive behind these developments remains unclear, according to the police, who are actively investigating the case.

In a separate but related incident, detectives from the Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) recovered another firearm, an AK47 rifle, at the residence of a suspected violent robber and drug trafficker in Mutuati, Meru County. The suspect, Geoffrey Thuranira, managed to escape from his house, leaving behind the loaded AK47 rifle and a bale of bhang suspected to have originated from Ethiopia.

During the operation, police encountered Thuranira’s wife and her four-month-old child in the house. The primary suspect evaded capture by fleeing over the perimeter wall into a nearby banana plantation.

Authorities detained the suspect’s wife for questioning as the search for Thuranira continued. Police emphasized the challenges they face, particularly along the Moyale-Nairobi highway, where they frequently encounter armed individuals while pursuing drug traffickers supplying Nairobi and other urban areas.