Police in Lochakula, Turkana County arrested bodaboda rider who was a resident of Bendera village.
He was in possession of an AK-47 rifle which was reportedly stolen during a banditry attack in Kainuk on February 13, 2023.
The National Police Service said the security operation being conducted by a multi-agency team has continued to register success as more illegal firearms continue to be voluntarily surrendered.
The operation started on Friday, February 17.
On Tuesday, President William Ruto announced the start of a three-day voluntary disarmament exercise across six bandit-prone counties of Samburu, Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Baringo and Laikipia.
During the day of the incident, armed bandits shot and killed three police officers before stripping them and stealing their state-issued firearms.
The bandits also deflated the tires of the vehicles the police were using to sabotage any possibility of pursuit. They also set one land cruiser on fire.
One police officer is still missing following the incident.
Elsewhere, in Samburu County police have intensified operations to rein in illegal firearms in the region.
Their efforts saw them recover an illegal AK-47 rifle and one magazine loaded with 5 rounds of ammunition which was surrendered by a member of the public from Bendera Village through the Deputy County Commissioner of Samburu North.
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