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Suspected Criminal Arrested, Pistol, Gun Recovered

Police officers on Tuesday arrested a suspected criminal in Riverside area, Kariobangi and recovered a pistol, several rounds of ammunition and bhang.

The suspect was with his colleague on a motorbike when they were stopped by police officers patrolling the area.

Starehe Sub County Police Commander says that the pillion passenger attempted to escape but was quickly pursued by the police and arrested.

“The items were in a bag carried by the pillion passengers. We recovered a berretta pistol, 11 bullets and bhang,” said Kiragu.

“We still have not identified him but we are cnducting our investigations before we arraign him in court,” he said.

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The suspect is facing charges of illegal posession of firearm and illegal substances.

Meanwhile Kiragu has cautioned against the rising numbers of young people joining crime in Kariobangi and the entire Starehe Sub-County.

He however says that he will not relent in his efforts to fight crime and rid the place off criminals.