Nairobi News


Man who stunned Facebook with gun photo now linked to robberies

A man was on Thursday arrested after he shared several photos on Facebook while holding a firearm.

The suspect was arrested in Kirinyaga County, two days after the photos went viral on social media.

Police did not find the firearm when they pounced on the man at his home in Umbui village in Gichugu Constituency.

According to police, the man is linked to a series of violent robberies in Kirinyaga County.

Police have described the suspect as a dangerous criminal, saying the gun he was pictured with is normally used by the police and not ordinary citizens.

In the photo, the suspect, who police have not revealed his name, is seen holding a G3 rifle insideĀ  a house made of iron sheets.

The suspect was detained at Kianyaga Police Station after police obtained court orders to hold him for 10 days pending the completion of investigations.

Police want to establish how the man acquired the firearm normally used by the police officers.