A day after a rogue prison warder identified as Edwin Omuse who was attached at Kangeta GK prisons was reported to have left his duty station without permission, with a fully loaded G-3 riffle in pursuit of his girlfriend who was in Thika for allegedly defrauding him a whooping Kenya Shillings 900,000 which he had acquired from a bank loan, the police have recorded a success story.
The officer has successfully been neutralized by a multi-agency team after a police informant revealed that the said warder was in a hideout within Kisii Estate. Thika Town.
To save the life of the oblivious girlfriend, DCI Officers from Thika West backed by DCI Hqs SSU team acted promptly and managed to accost the suspect inside the house of his girlfriend one, Linet Murunga, a student at MKU University Thika main campus where he was waylaying the girlfriend to return to the house.
He was apprehended and search conducted where a G3 riffle serial number 77098145 with 20 rounds of 7.62 mm all wrapped in a sack recovered.
The operation was swift and professionally conducted with no injury to Police or Civilians. The scene has already been processed by CSI Thika West and rifle kept as exhibit and the suspect held in custody pending collection by DCI crime Igembe South.
In the recent past, homicide cases in the Police service has been on the spike, a condition that has since been attributed to stress, confronting trauma such as the collection of dead bodies from accident scenes, relationship issues and processing scenes of crime and evidence, which they must internalise as they compile reports.
Such scary events easily shatters one’s sense of security, making one feel helpless in a dangerous world. It often leaves one feeling anxious, numb and disconnected.
Other traumatic experiences such as different officers and families sharing amenities such as housing; long spells away from home; long working hours; economic distress; actual access to deadly firearms; and, frustrations against superiors in the rank and file of the service.