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AK47 assault rifle seized from Probox driver who threatened to fire at police

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Police have arrested a Toyota Probox driver in possession of an AK 47 assault rifle along the Moyale-Marsabit Road.

Twenty six rounds of ammunition were also seized from Rob Diba Dabasa, 24. He was driving a Toyota Probox registration number KCY 331V.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations detectives say when the man was flagged down, he chambered one of the rounds ready to fire.

“(The) suspect (has been) placed in custody pending arraignment, with the recoveries including the motor vehicle…secured as exhibit,” says DCI.

Earlier this week, Halkano Konso, Uran ward member of County Assembly in Marsabit County was arrested by police after several days on the run.

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Konso was wanted for alleged involvement of trading in arms that have been fanning conflicts along the Turbi-Isiolo border. He is currently being held by the Anti-Terror Police Unit.

Four people had earlier been arrested in possession of an AK47. They were driving a vehicle belonging to the county government of Marsabit.

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