Officers from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Kenya Police Service in Cherangani Police station in Trans Nzoia County on Tuesday night recovered eight assorted firearms from the house of a police officer based in Nairobi.
Police acting on a tip off, raided the residence shortly after midnight where a suspect who was in the house fled.
According to Cherangany police, the house belongs to Maxwell Tally Mutonyi who is a police driver attached to the judiciary but lives in Police Band quarters in South B Area in Nairobi.
Upon inspection, the security officers found UZI SMG rifle with magazine S/No. 09234, Smith and Wesson revolver S/No.38SPL, Six Germany Walther pistols S/Nos BE5768, XB3026, BP4957, AW5339, ME8395 and HJ6205 with magazines, 197 rounds calibre 9 mm ammunitions, one smoke trouser, Jungle pullover, Angola jungle shirt, one modified swagger cane and a colourless liquid in a five litre jerrican.
A vehicle was also found parked outside his house. The officer is expected to be arrested and arraigned in court.