Police in Narok County on Tuesday morning recovered a Ceska pistol with eight rounds of ammunition from a rented house at Fanaka estate in Narok town.
Speaking to the press, Narok North OCPD, Joseph Kisombe said the firearm had been stolen from a senior Narok County Government official last year.
Kisombe said the occupant of the house who was identified only as Otieno, was jailed several months ago for the offenses of burglary and stealing and the land-lady decided to break into the house and remove his items to give the house to another tenant.
It was during the process that they found the pistol stashed among other items in a gunny bag and decided to inform the police.
We are planning to request for a production order from court so that the suspect can be charged afresh with these new charges, Kisombe said.
The recovery comes as police in Narok last week recovered an AK 47 assault rifle with 25 rounds of ammunition at Tarakwet village in Esoit area in the volatile Transmara area.
During the same week, an Administration Police officer was arraigned before a Narok court charged with two counts of losing a police firearm and conspiring to steal the lost firearm at their camp in Sakutiek in melili area of Narok North Sub County.
Earlier, on Sunday of the same week, a 30- year-old man was killed in Tarakwet village in Esoit area in the Transmara West in what appears to be a retaliatory attack in the perennial animosity pitting communities living in the area.
Source: Kenya News Agency