Elgeyo Marakwet: 2 Arrested Over Possession Of Illegal Weapons


Two suspects are in police custody over the possession over illegal weapons in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

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According to the National Police Service, this follows an operation that was conducted in Kaben Village, Tot Division, Marakwet East Sub-County.

The suspects, Abraham Kiptum and Brandon Kilimo, were taken to Tot Police Station awaiting further action.

Police recovered 76 rounds of ammunition, 7 empty magazines of an AK-47 rifle, four empty magazines of a G-3 rifle, one AK- 47 pouch and one side pouch.

“Others included two angola shirts, one jungle green lanyard, banned industrial chemical namely Furon 5GR, one APS member of inspectorate pullover, one Green jungle trouser, 43 arrows, seven bows, three quivers and assorted personal items,” police added.

The authorities urged members of the public to be vigilant and pass information to security agencies in order to restore peace in the area.


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