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Kenya:Ex-officer sought after police find 3 AK47 rifles in Ruiru
Published on 4-08-2016 - at 02:23' by Daily Nation

Police raided a house of the former GSU officer in Githurai 45, Nairobi but he escaped.

Police found three AK47 rifles, 178 rounds of ammunition and nine rifle magazines in a river near Thome Primary School in Kiambu County.

Ruiru Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss David Chebii said they are pursuing a former General Service Unit (GSU) officer in connection to the find.

Mr Chebii said they raided the house of the former officer in Githurai 45, Nairobi but he escaped.

The ex-officer has been identified as Constable Eric Ngethe Kanyigi and is alleged to have deserted duty in 2014.

The officer, who joined the service in 2012, is believed to be an Al-Shabaab sympathiser and was allegedly targeting GSU Recce unit headquarters in Ruiru.

The incident comes a fortnight after a report indicated that some officers serving in key security agencies have been radicalised or are terrorist sympathisers.

Other reports show that sensitive counter terrorism strategies have been leaked to terrorists by the officers, undermining the government’s efforts and even risking the lives of other officers.

According to the report, officers from the main security agencies—the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), the National Intelligence Service (NIS), National Police Service, and Kenya Prisons Service—were terrorist sympathisers.

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Three AK47 rifles,178 rounds of ammunition and 9 AK47 rifle magazines displayed by police in Ruiru, Kiambu County. Police are pursuing an ex-GSU officer over the find.



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