The Star (Nairobi)

22 February 2014

Kenya: Four Guns Stolen From KFS Armoury in Tetu

Armed robbers broke into the Kenya Forest Service armory in Tetu subcounty on Thursday night. The robbers broke into Kiandogoro Forest station main offices where they stole four guns and 65 bullets.

They entered the offices after cutting the padlock to the door, before breaking into two adjacent offices one of which had the guns. Two rifles were however recovered later deep into the forest where the armoury is said to have drugged and broken into. However, one of the G3 riffle is still missing.

The thugs are said to have taken advantage of the heavy rains that impounded the area last night, to gain access to the offices, said to well-guarded.

The robbery seems to have baffled many since there is always armed rangers on duty at night, and it was not until in the morning when the break- in was discovered

One of the gun with 20 rounds of ammunition was discovered three kilometres from the station by a casual worker, Charles Karinga on his way home after delivering milk to the nearby shopping centre.

Tetu Deputy County Commissioner Herman Shambi said the thugs, could have been looking for weapons and targeting the G3 riffles since there were so many other items in the office.

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