Turkana: Highway Robbers Arrested, 2 Guns, 9 Rounds Of Ammunition recovered

Police in Turkana South, Turkana County are holding four suspects believed to be behind highway attacks along the Kainuk-Kaakong route.

Speaking to a local daily, police said the suspects were arrested at KWS area.

Police recovered two guns and nine rounds of ammunition following the operation led by Kainuk Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Haron Odhiambo and Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) commander Salah Mohammed.

In May this year, Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Maalim Mohammed issued an order that would see a deployment of a multi-agency team in the area.

“The Kitale-Lodwar stretch has claimed lives. The regional security team was split into groups as they tracked down the highway robbers,” Maalim said.

Maalim added that an operation is ongoing to ensure that those in possession of illegal weapons will be arrested and prosecuted.

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