Police on Wednesday afternoon refuted media reports that 4,000 guns were found missing from the security agency’s classified stores.
New vision, a national daily earlier ran a leading story headlined that “ Deeper trouble, 4000 guns missing in police ”
The story states that CMI and ISO are investigating police classified stores where the said number of guns went missing without a clear trace.
In a statement, Police Spokesman SSP Emilian Kayima refuted the story saying that it is false.
“This story is a hoax and should be treated with the contempt it deserves,” said Kayima.
“To put the record clear, we are not aware of any guns missing from our classified stores neither are we aware of any investigation by CMI and ISO on the same,” he added.
He further rubbished similar reports of the two agencies investigating the procurement process of police choppers.
“There is no investigations what so ever in procurement of one of our aircrafts.” reads part of the statement.
The police publicist however said that the Inspector General of Police Okoth Martin Ochola sanctioned a gun audit whose findings he said are yet to be out and submitted to the relevant entities.
Police ditched the national publication that the organizations it quoted in the story have public relations officers whom they never consulted considering the report as biased and irresponsible reporting.
“We strongly advice that new vision retracts the story, correct the impression created and seek for clear positions from the right credible sources instead of engaging in unsubstantiated and biased reporting,” Kayima warned.