2 rifles used to kill 12 cops in Baragoi match suspects’ arms, says expert
Two of the rifles used in the massacre of 12 police officers in Baragoi four years ago were recovered from suspects. Firearms examiner Alex Mwandawiro told Justice Maureen Odero that 17 rounds of ammunition and two G3 rifles collected from the murder scene in the Suguta Valley were presented to him for examination. “I was to compare the rifles’ serial numbers with the ammunition recovered from the scene,” he said. Mwandawiro said the ammunition came from the two rifles recovered from the suspects’ houses. Accused in the killing of 12 of the 42 slain officers are Nachola MCA Lawrence Lorunyei, chiefs Christopher Lokarach, Sammy Amojong, Jeremiah Ekurao and Loomwa Looyen and police reservists Ekai Loyee and Ewoo Losike. The case was adjourned to February 1 next year. State counsel Amos Chigiti said he needed time to call the two remaining witnesses.