Police in Kwale county have recovered an AK47 rifle in Mnyenzeni village, Kinango subcounty.
Kwale acting county commissioner Mwangi Kahiro (pictured) said the gun is believed to be one of two firearms that were stolen during a church attack in Ukunda a few weeks ago.
Two police officers were killed at St Paul ACK Church, when they were engaged by gunmen, who later made away with two firearms.
Kahiro said the gun was found abandoned at the area chief’s office.
Chief Benson Kokoi said it was placed outside his office door.
“I got information from some residents that a gun was outside my office,” he said.
Cases of insecurity in the county have been on the rise, especially in Msambweni subcounty.
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