Suspect Who Hoarded Guns In Kilimani Apartment Surrenders To Police

Fridah Wangechi | 1 year ago
The guns recovered from the apartment. COURTESY

UPDATE: After a manhunt was launched by the DCI to trace the suspect whose house was raided by police and assortment of weapons found, it has emerged that he has now surrendered to the police at the Kilimani Police station and is currently in custody.

Ken Wycliff Okello Lugwili , who is the owner of Vic. Technologies Limited, was arrested and is currently being grilling over his involvement in the acquisition of 22 assorted guns and 565 rounds of ammunition found in his apartment in Kilimani that were recovered during an auction mission.

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 Ksh.4,962,990.

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 expired three years ago.

He is currently being questioned by detectives from the  Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) who took over the case.

Police in Nairobi who had been deployed to conduct an auction mission in an apartment in Kilimani in Nairobi County were on a Tuesday, June 21, shocked to discover 22 firearms and 565 rounds of ammunition in the house.

The officers had been called upon to assist a team of auctioneers in enforcing the auction at the Wood Avenue apartments to proclaim goods belonging to one Ken Lugwili of Vic. Technologies Limited over pending rent arrears amounting to Kshs 4,962,990.

"Police officers who were providing security services vide court order misc 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 purpose of auctioning to recover rent arrears totaling to ksh.4,962,990 plus other incidental cost of the attachment,” read the police report.

Upon breaking into the premises , the law enforcers were dumfounded after discovering that the apartment was being used as an armoury, with guns and ammunition of all sorts stored in the premises.

The assortment of weapons 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.

In addition the police also 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 of the firearm dealer, an expired Nairobi City County business permit, firearm movement register, and assorted firearm manuals.

The items were taken to the Kilimani Police station and officers attached to specialised units from the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) took over the case to conduct a probe that would shed light on the existence of the guns.

Police also stated that the scene has been barricaded for investigation and would be revisited by detectives on Thursday, June 23.

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