KDF soldier and two others arrested over stolen firearm

The recovered firearm.

A Kenya Defense Forces officer and two civilians have been arrested in Juja, Kiambu County for stealing a firearm from a licensed firearm holder in Kirinyaga on November 25, 2023.

In a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the three are said to have stolen the gun from the owner who was stuck on the road for hours.

“The male victim driving in his Toyota Prado had traveled to check on his shamba located in the county's Kianda area, and along the way got stuck in a murram road for hours. Members of the public came to his aid pushing his car out of a slippery ditch by 8.30pm, where after he returned home,” they said.

DCI added; “On arrival, the 56-year-old realized that his mini CZ loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition which he had secured in his car during the recovery efforts was missing,” read the statement.

Upon recovery, six rounds of ammunition were missing from the firearm. However, investigations have been launched to determine how they were expended.

The three were escorted to Wang’uru Police station in Mwea East and are to remain in custody as they await to be presented in court