Mumias Police arrest two women found selling a gun
Written by Joseph Manyasa 2012-07-24 17:35:00 Read 730 Times
Mumias Police Officers arrested two women who were selling a pistol at Makunga Dispensary in Mumias over the weekend.
According to Mumias OCPD Mr. George Seda (pictured holding the gun) the suspects identified as Dorcus Musungu Tsero and Miriam Mati Wetumbere aged 35 and 28 respectively wanted to dispose off the Germany made Grand Autom Pistol at KSh 65, 000.
After being informed by one of the Community Policing members, Mr. Seda had to send one Officer from the CID to the scene who paused as an interested buyer in order to arrest them.
“We sent there one of our officers from the Criminal Investigation Department who posed as a buyer and when money was about to exchange hands at the Health Facility we swung into action arresting the suspects on the spot,” said Mr. Seda.
The weapon had been carefully wrapped in a Kanga and polythene paper bags before it was encased in a hand bag well covered with Sukuma wiki green leaves to conceal evidence.
Since August last year five guns including four AK 47 riffles have been recovered by police in the area according to the OCPD.
He noted that the recovered Pistol was rare in Kenya adding that it must have been used in a spate of crimes witnessed in the area.
“It looked serviceable and in good condition, meaning it has been in use since 2007 when the suspects claim to have picked it alongside the road,” added Mr. Seda.
Seda hailed the health working relationship between the public and the security officers in the area attributing the recovery of the weapons to the rapport.
Church leaders in the area commended security personnel in the area for their efforts to combat crime.
“It is not a mean feat to recover such a big number of deadly weapons in a short period as have done the police,” said Bishop Rashid Makokha Nanjira of the Christian Prayer Warrior Ministry in Mumias.