The suspect identified as Hussein Abdi was arrested on Sunday day, April 25 in a hotel, Gilgil town. An assortment of loaded firearm was reportedly found in his possession.
Among the weapons recovered are two knives, ten rounds of ammunition and a matchete.
“The recovered items in the sting operation was loaded firearm, matchete and ten rounds of ammunition,” the DCI said in a statement.
The suspect, who according to his national identity card hails from Mombasa county, is currently in custody as police seek more time to conduct investigations and allow for ballistic tests of the firearm.
His arrest is the latest in the fight against terrorism in Nakuru County and other parts of the country.
According to Nakuru Central OCPD Makori Masaba, police officers were acting on a tip-off from members of the public who alerted them to the suspect after he forgot some suspicious looking item at the hotel building in downtown Gilgil.
Makori confimed that the suspect was arrested alongside his car as police officers are trying to interrogate the suspect on how and where he learned and acquire weapon handling skills.
At the same time Makori said the loaded firearm was recovered hidden behind the back seats of the saloon car wrapped in a black laptop bag.
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