Two girls, one loaded gun cause panic at Naivas Supermarket Thika

The recovered pistol. [Photo/Thika Today]

There was panic at the Naivas Supermarket outlet in Thika, Kiambu county on Thursday after a loaded gun was recovered in the luggage section.

Police swang into action immediately to repossess the gun after a tip-off from the outlet management.

The recovered gun was loaded with 40 rounds of ammunition and the bag also contained a laptop and undisclosed documents.

Police said the gun might have been stolen from a Kandara businessman in December who is a licensed gun holder.

According to Daniel Mukuha, the supermarket branch manager the alarming package was left in the luggage section by two girls with veiled faces.

“A staff member from the luggage section notified us that there was a bag that had overstayed at the reception, upon checking, we discovered the gun and that is when we notified the authorities.. our CCTV shows that two ladies who had covered their faces left the bag here,” said Makuha.

The event has pushed the Thika outlet into an afternoon meeting to discuss security issues to combat any future security breach.