In a dramatic turn of events, the mystery surrounding the disappearance of two police firearms has been unravelled, and the main suspect apprehended after a high-stakes cat-and-mouse chase through sugarcane fields.
The stolen G3 rifles, one of which was loaded with 20 rounds of 7.62mm caliber, vanished into thin air from the Korngotuny GSU camp in Kopsiro, Bungoma County on August 23. This daring recovery operation, led by elite sleuths from the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau, reads like a page-turning thriller.
The mastermind behind this audacious heist was identified as Isaac Wanzala, a former GSU officer suspended from the service due to disciplinary issues. Hailing from Mabonge Village in Nambale, Busia County, Wanzala managed to infiltrate the heavily guarded GSU camp under the cover of night, making off with the prized firearms without raising an alarm.
In a heart-pounding showdown on Sunday, law enforcement officers closed in on Wanzala at his residence. The suspect, seemingly well-versed in evasion tactics from his paramilitary days, attempted to disappear into a nearby sugarcane plantation.
However, the determined officers pursued him relentlessly, turning the sugarcane maze into an epic battleground.
Wanzala, employing all his cunning, used the dense cane cover to elude capture. But the detectives, not to be outwitted, executed a brilliantly calculated “plan B” maneuver, forcing the suspect to surrender.
With Wanzala in custody, the cat-and-mouse chase had seemingly come to an end only for him to lead the officers on a dramatic treasure hunt.
Along the banks of River Sio, close to his father’s land, the stolen firearms were discovered buried in the ground, bringing the mystery to a thrilling conclusion. Isaac Wanzala now awaits his day in court, where he will face the consequences of his crime.
The drama-filled pursuit through sugarcane fields will undoubtedly go down in local lore as a tale of relentless determination in the face of audacious criminality.