Two cops were Thursday arrested after a firearm was stolen from a police armory in a police station in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia county.
This was after two suspects who were due in court for stock theft also broke out of their cells and escaped with the AK47 rifle loaded with 14 bullets.
Police constables Anjeline Epuro and Christopher Kipchoge had left both the report office and sentry unmanned leading to the escape of two suspects from the cells at Shikhendu Police Station, Kiminini Sub-county, Transnzoia county on Thursday between 3 am and 5 am.
The two officers told their supervisors they left the station “briefly” to their houses which are within the station police lines, police said.
When Epuyo came back at about 5 am she discovered that two prisoners namely Daniel Wanjala Sindano and Samuel Wafula Barasa had escaped.
The two broke the wooden ceiling before cutting through an iron sheet and jumped into the report office where they broke a steel box armory and stole one AK47 rifle.
The gun was loaded with 14 rounds of 7.62mm.
It was a coincidence the two officers had both left the station at the same time.
They then dashed out unnoticed through the station’s main door which was not locked, police said.
The suspects had been charged with the offense of stock theft.
The two had stolen two cows that were recovered and were due to appear before the court Thursday, January 26.
A search was mounted to rearrest and recover the stolen firearm in vain.
Police authorities said they are investigating how the incident happened and promised action against the two officers.