This is serious! According to reports, three firearms and 60 rounds of ammunition were stolen from a police post in Nandi South of Kenya as officers on duty watched a football match in the nearby trading centre on Tuesday night.
A criminal gang allegedly raided the police post at around 9:30pm, when they found no police officier on the desk as all of them had gone to watch a UEFA Champions League quarterfinal match between Barcelona and Manchester United.
The officers returned to the police post a few minutes past midnight when they discovered that the room of the lead officer, which is also used as an armoury, had been broken into.
“On entering the house, they found the steel box [which contained the guns and ammunition] was also broken into,” reads a statement by Corporal Rodgers Masiwa, who filed a report at Kobujoi Police Station at 1am.
“Three rifles: G3 FMP 77095029, G3 FMP 7709443 and G3 A3 F91879 each with a magazine of 20 rounds of ammunition of 7.62mm [were found] missing, with 17 and 20 rounds [of ammunition] left behind,” said Corporal Masiwa in his report.
Nandi South AP commander says a search for the stolen firearms has begun.