Police in Nairobi recovered 22 firearms and 565 rounds of ammunition during an auction mission on Tuesday in Kilimani suburbs, Nairobi county.
According to a police report, officers had accompanied a team of auctioneers to the premise located in Wood Avenue to proclaim goods belonging to tenant Ken Lugwili of Vic. Technologies Limited over pending rent arrears amounting to Ksh.4,962,990.
While at the premise, officers were met with shock after they discovered an armoury in one of the rooms which contained the assortment of weapons.
They included nine escort magnum short guns, one Benelli short gun, five Guatro short guns, one savage short gun, six Walter pistols, and a total of 565 ammunition of assorted different calibers.
The police added that they found: “25 pistol holsters, 9 double magazine carriers, 6 single magazine carriers, 30 slings, 5 sniper altimeters, 10 sniper torches, and a certificate of registration as a firearm dealer.”
The recovered items were taken to Kilimani police station as specialized units led by The Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) took over the case for further investigations.
“The scene is currently being guarded and will be revisited tomorrow,” wrote the police.