Five University of Nairobi students were arrested for allegedly being in possession of a home-made pistol in a rental room at Lower Kabete where they were fighting over the division of money and items they had allegedly stolen.
According to a neighbour, the gang had – during the night – robbed homesteads in the neighbourhood and police were tipped when the five were wrangling over shares.
Loud bangs were heard from the students’ room, and when police raided the cubicle, they allegedly found the five abusing drugs.
Police conducted a search of the room and found the home-made pistol. Reports claim the five were also fighting over who should be in possession of the revolver.
Rolls of bhang, crude weapons and stolen electronic devices were also nabbed.
The gang comprised University of Nairobi Lower Kabete campus students. Two are said to be in Fourth Year and the other three in Second Year pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies.
The suspects were arrested and taken to Kikuyu Police Station as investigations continue.
Lower Kabete residents claim they now feel safer following the arrest of the five.