A suspect linked to a cache of weapons found in his Kilimani house on Wednesday, 22nd June has been arrested.
Ken Wycliff Okello Lugwili, who is the owner of Vic Technologies Limited, was arrested after he surrendered to the police.
Lugwili is currently being grilled by the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) over his involvement in the acquisition of 22 assorted guns and 565 rounds of ammunition found in his apartment in Kilimani during a morning raid.
The raid was aimed at enforcing an auction to proclaim goods belonging to him by the Ballon Wanjala Nangalama T/A Hebros auctioneers over pending rent arrears amounting to Ksh4,962,990.
“Police officers who were providing security services vide court order misc app.no E598 of 2022 issued to Ballon Wanjala Nangalama T/A Hebros auctioneers to break in and remove the proclaimed goods belonging to the tenant namely Ken Lugwili of Vic. technologies limited and issue notification of sale for the purpose of auctioning to recover rent arrears totaling to ksh.4,962,990 plus another incidental cost of the attachment,” the DCI said in a statement.
Upon accessing the apartment the police stumbled upon the firearms and a certificate of registration as a firearm dealer as well as the suspect’s suspended firearm license that expired three years ago.
Sleuths also recovered seven escort magnum shotguns, one benelli shotgun, five guatro shotguns, one savage shotgun, one walther with two magazines, a revolver with two magazines, an austia with two magazines, a ceska pistol with an empty magazine and a total of 565 ammunition of different calibers.
Other items that were seized are; 72 medium and 45 small tins of pointed head pellets, two tins of eley wasp, 25 pistol holsters, nine double magazine carriers, six single magazine carriers, 30 slings, five sniper altimate and 10 sniper torches.
Others are; nine firearm handles, 12 studs, seven spacers, 15 flash aiders, seven firearm spanners, two firearm cleaning brushes, a certificate of registration as a firearm dealer, and an expired Nairobi city county business permit of number 1476629, two firearm movement register and assorted firearm manuals.