KENYAN POLICE RECOVER ARMS IN SECURITY OPERATION IN MOMBASA

By Rose Welimo

MOMBASA, KENYA, Police in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa have recovered two firearms and ammunition in a security operation in Majengo area.

The weapons are believed linked to most wanted Al-Shabab operatives Hussein Said Omar aka Babli and Ishmael Shosi.

Police on Monday confirmed that the M4 rifle was lost during the attack on the Nyali Barracks in November 2014 when a gang of about 15 militants tried to forcefully gain entry into the heavily fortified barracks in Nyali, Mombasa.

The G3 rifle was stolen from a policeman who was killed while guarding the Gulf African Bank in Mombasa. The robbers snatched his G3 rifle, shot him three times in the head and escaped with the loaded gun in October last year.

The Al-Shabab supporters are being sought by police.

Kenya has borne the brunt of attacks perpetrated by the Al-Shabaab militia based in neighbouring Somalia. Many lives have been lost across Kenya following incessant attacks by the extremist Islamist militants.

Source: KBC