Three AK-47 rifles,178 rounds of ammunition and nine AK-47 magazines displayed by police in Ruiru, Kiambu County. Police are pursuing a former GSU officer over the find.

AK-47 rifles, 178 rounds of ammunition and nine rifle magazines were found by the police in a river near Thome Primary School in Kiambu County. Ruiru Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss David Chebii said police are pursuing a former General Service Unit (GSU) officer in connection with the find. Mr. Chebii also said that the police raided the former officer’s house in Githurai 45 in Nairobi but he escaped.

The man suspected has been identified as Eric Ngethe Kanyigi and is said to have deserted duty in 2014.Mr. Kanyigi, who joined the police service in 2012, is believed to be an Al-Shabaab sympathiser and was allegedly targeting the GSU Recce unit headquarters in Ruiru. The discovery of the weapons comes a fortnight after a report indicated that some officers serving in key security agencies have been radicalised or are terrorist sympathisers.Other reports show that sensitive counter-terrorism strategies have been leaked to terrorists by the officers, undermining the government’s efforts and even risking the lives of other officers.