Acts of bravery as Two women wrestle robbers who stole guns from the police- DCI.
Acts of bravery as Two women wrestle robbers; The Directorate of criminal investigations has commended the two for their heroic acts.
The statement read;
The DCI is moved by the heroic acts and swiftness of two women whose patriotism and zero tolerance to lawlessness has led to the recovery of two firearms robbed from police in recent encounters with felonies.
In both incidents reported separately in Transzoia and Homabay counties, the women were targets of gun-wielding robbers who ordered them to hand over their hard-earned toil and sweat, but complying was where they (the women) drew the line.
In the first scenario reported in Transzoia West at Lions area on 27th May, 2023, a lone robber armed with a loaded G3 rifle accosted a man and his wife as they opened their shop at 6am.
Asking them to empty the coffers and handover the cash, the woman identified as Ms Caroline Nafula raised her hands as if in surrender while stepping closer to the gunman.
Before he could realize it, Nafula had moved to the other side of the counter & pounced on him firmly tossing him ruthlessly to a hard surface. She had also managed to dodge four bullets that the robber fired at her in the tussle.
Overpowered and fearing for his life, the robber had disappeared leaving behind the rifle loaded with 11 rounds of ammunitions in the hands of Nafula and her husband who alerted the police of the incident.
Upon investigations, it was established that the G3 had been robbed from a Kitale Medium Prison officer at the Kitale Referral Hospital on 19th April, 2023 while he guarded a sick prisoner.
In the second incident reported last night at Nyawiso village in Ndhiwa – Homabay County, Ms Hope Odhiambo was relaxing at her living room after closing her business when a lone robber broke into her house pointing an AK47 rifle at her while demanding for the day’s sale.
Unconvinced that such was the way to earn a living, the strong lady swiftly grabbed the rifle tightly while screaming for help. Neighbours rushed to her rescue and to the scare of the robber who scampered for safety leaving behind the AK47 loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition and a dagger.
Investigations conducted so far reveal that the rifle had been stolen from an AP officer deployed to Critical Infrastructure Police Unit, Ndhiwa.
As a thorough probe into the circumstances under which the firearms ended up in the hands of criminal gangs kick in, the DCI commends the two women for their bravery & for joining in the fight to sanitize the streets of gangsters & illegal arms.
We further caution all citizens to ensure their own safety first while caught up in such scenes of armed robberies, & whenever the situation allows as in the case of Nafula and Hope Odhiambo, not to hesitate doing the right thing.