In a comical incident, conniving thugs broke into an armoury at Kamworon Police Post in Aldai, Nandi County on Tuesday night and stole three guns and 60 bullets after officers on duty left the station unmanned to watch Uefa Champions League football matches four kilometres away.
The officers were said to have left the guns in the armoury and travelled to Chepturo trading centre near Kaimosi Teachers College to watch the football matches between Barcelona vs Manchester United and Juventus vs Ajax Amsterdam.
The post's armoury was broken into and the rifles stolen alongside 60 rounds of ammunition.
"All the officers left the post and went to watch Uefa football match at the nearby trading centre and on returning to the post, they noticed the room of the in-charge, which is also used as an armoury in which the steel box is kept, was broken. On entering in the house they found the steel box also broken and three rifles stolen," reads a police report.
The thieves left behind two magazines, one with 17 and another with 20 rounds of ammunition.
Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation have been deployed to the post to interrogate the officers.
Nandi County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti said the officers were being interrogated and the search of the guns had been immediately launched.
In the matches, Barcelona thumped Man United 3-0 at home to progress into the semi-finals on 4-0 aggregate while Ajax shocked hosts Juventus 2-1 to secure a slot in the semis, winning the tie 3-2 on aggregate.