KDF officer arrested after attempt to detonate grenade at ex-wife’s home

Written By: Hunja Macharia

A Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) officer is in police custody after his attempt to detonate a smoke grenade at the home of his ex-wife in Busia’s Marachi Central area backfired.

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The unexpected incident followed a heated argument as to the right of taking their children from the mother.

The officer had been asked to wait for his wife’s parents to arrive and hold a discussion on his demands.

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The agitated KDF Sergeant Denis Ochieng based at a Mandera paraunit took the grenade from his military jacket, throwing it on the compound before taking to his heels.

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According to the DCI, Ochieng on realizing that the grenade did not explode, went back to the homestead, collected it, and disposed it in a nearby river.

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Shocked neighbours who witnessed the incident were quick to inform police officers who responded swiftly and arrested the officer.

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The DCI further says that his apprehension has been reported to the KDF while

Military police officers who were also at the scene, have teamed up with Butula-based detectives in the ongoing search for the disposed grenade.

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