Police looking for two women who left a loaded gun at Naivas Supermarket

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, Jan 9th 2020 at 15:21
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Police are looking for two women who left their luggage at Naivas Supermarket, Thika.

On Thursday, the management informed officers that a suspicious bag had been left at the luggage area for over a week and upon opening it, a loaded pistol and 40 rounds of ammunition were found.

Daniel Mukuha, the Thika supermarket’s branch manager revealed that according to CCTV footage, the two women had covered their faces.

“A staff member from the luggage section notified us that there was a bag that had overstayed at the reception, upon checking, we discovered the gun and that is when we notified the authorities.

“Our CCTV shows that two ladies who had covered their faces left the bag here,” he said.

According to Beatrice Kiraguri, Thika Sub-County Police Commander, the pistol was reported missing by a licensed firearm holder on December 30, in Kandara, Murang'a County.

She called on supermarkets to ensure they are thorough when conducting checks to ensure such incidents are avoided in future.

"I urge supermarkets, malls and other commercial premises that are regularly visited by members of the public to report to police cases of bags and belongings left unclaimed for more than one day,” she said. 

Adding: “Security starts with you and I. Imagine the devastating consequences that would have befallen us if the bag left at Naivas contained an explosive device; the entire structure would have been blown up!” 

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