G3 rifle recovered as police arrest suspected Gun thief

Police also arrested one male suspect.

Gun suspect arrested in Kisumu

In the Rabuor area of Kisumu County, police officers recovered a G3 rifle loaded with a magazine holding 20 rounds on Tuesday.

Police also arrested one male suspect.

This was after the team received an intelligence report and proceeded to the location, where they found the gun buried in the compound.

Police said the recovered rifle was one of the firearms that was stolen from Kipasi Patrol Base in Mbita, Homabay County.

"We appreciate members of the public for their support and urge them to continue providing information for the enhancement of safety and security," NPS said.

On November 16, an unknown number of suspected thugs broke into the  Kipasi base's armoury and stole three G-3 riffles, one AK-47 assault rifle and 110 rounds of ammunition.

County commander Samson Kine said they initially escaped with three AK47 rifles, and three G3 rifles and  130 bullets were stolen.

The said thieves however dropped two of the rifles on the way as they escaped.

The weapons were recovered on Thursday by a search team