A junior police officer has been arrested for losing his weapon in Nairobi
The officer says that he lost his pistol while riding on a motorcycle.
The incident happened on Monday night in Industrial Area.
The officer says the pistol with 14 bullets dropped off a holster as he rode on a motorcycle.
Police are investigating the incident with an aim of taking further action on the officer
Detectives have launched a search for the the missing gun.
National Police Service(NPS) says that such weapons usually end in the hands of criminals who use them to cause havoc.
In 2018, a pistol that was stolen from a police officer after he was stupefied in Nairobi was linked to a whopping 28 robbery incidents in the city.
The criminals were using the weapon to stage robberies in Mpesa shops around Nairobi.
DCI detectives say that a gang in Nairobi used a stolen firearm to steal an estimated Sh10 million from Mpesa agents.
All the robberies happened in up-market Nairobi estates
Some Mpesa agents have lost their lives while others bear permanent bullet marks that will forever be a sad reminder of their encounter with the unforgiving gangs.
Police officers have also been targets of the gangs