Police in Migori have recovered a firearm and 58 rounds of ammunition in an early morning raid at a suspect’s house in Isibania on Saturday, September 9.
In a statement, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the police seized a czeska pistol, 58 ammunitions and a dagger.
“A Czeska pistol with two magazines, 58 rounds of 9mm calibre and a sharp dagger were among the recoveries made in the stealth operation,” said DCI.
Further, DCI said the police together with their counterparts from specialized units of the directorate are still pursuing the main suspect who is on the run.
“The wanted suspect, Peter Matinde Wandwi, who remains on police radar for a number of violent robberies narrowly escaped the officers’ dragnet, but his manhunt is underway,” stated DCI.
However, two people of interest were arrested in the operation and are helping the detectives with further investigations.
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On Friday, September 8, police arrested three suspects, Ibra Amos 23, Dickson Munala 28 and Sypros Omondi, in Vihiga shopkeeper murder incident.
Detective arrested the suspects in connection with the murder of a businessman on July 3, in Ebuyalu village, Vihiga County.
Prior to the arrests, the police conducted comprehensive analysis of the scene and interviewed witnesses.
The deceased, Ibrahim Ondeko, 27, who was in the company of his wife, had just closed his shop at around 10pm, when the thugs struck and descended on them with machetes without warning, killing the man on the spot.
The deceased’s wife escaped alive but with a life-threatening injury on her left hand that was almost chopped off.
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Narrating the incident, she said it was raining heavily when the thugs who were about five and had covered their faces with balaclavas attacked them.
“We had just closed our shop and were headed home when the men who had their faces covered attacked us. One of them came after me with a machete and as I shielded myself, he struck my left arm almost dismembering it,” she said.
The woman who escaped into the rain screaming met police officers on patrol who rushed to the scene but unluckily, found the robbers missing and the deceased’s lifeless body sprawled on the ground in a pool of blood.
Also, DCI officers arrested two individuals for impersonating persons employed in the public service at Kiambu Law Courts.
The two, Samuel Morara Nyambane and Joseph Murimi Njue were arrested when they presented themselves at the DCI Headquarters as officers of the Directorate of Military Intelligence and National Intelligence Service respectively, seeking assistance in apprehension of a suspect.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the two were part of a group of swindlers who have been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.