Two arrested with homemade guns in Kisumu


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Two suspects were on Tuesday arrested after police in Kisumu recovered homemade guns and an assortment of goods in a rented house within Manyatta slums.

Kisumu OCPD, Christopher Mushimba, said police got a tip-off from a member of the public about the suspects before they raided the house.

“Police managed to arrest the two men who were inside the house and recovered television sets, electric equipment and mobile phones among other household goods,” he stated.

Addressing the press at Kondele Police Station where the stolen items were being kept, Mushimba said that a victim who had gone to report his missing item had already identified his television set.

He further called upon the locals who had been victims of house breakings, muggings and robbery with violence to go the station and identify their lost items.

The officer commended the public for sharing information that would lead to eradicating crime in the lakeside town.

The two suspects will be arraigned in court once investigations are complete.

The arrest took place barely a month after the National Police Service announced changes in the command structures in several counties, with Mombasa and Kisumu counties getting new regional commanders.

Joseph Limo was named the new Kisumu county commander in a move aimed at curbing the increasing cases of crime that have been reported in the lakeside town.

Tito Kilonzi was transferred to Mombasa as the county commander, a task that will see him spearhead the war on drugs, which was revamped by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Other newly posted county commanders include Sharif Abdala who heads to Elgeyo Marakwet, Nelson Njiri who will be stationed in Kajiado county and Kalicha Roba who will steer police operations in Embu county.

Patrick Mwakio was posted to Nairobi as the Deputy County Commander to replace Limo while John Koki has been transferred to Nyeri as the regional head of personnel.

Senior Administration Police Officer Eusebius Laibuta who was among those vetted and cleared was posted to the Emali AP College.

Most of the latest postings have been to areas affected by high levels of crime and the new officers will be expected to steer law enforcement agencies to greater success in the war on crime.

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