The Thieves allegedly made away with three rifles and nearly two dozen rounds were pinched from the checkpoint in Nandi, in Kenya’s west, while the officers wandered off to watch Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi play in the UEFA quarter-finals on television at a nearby shopping mall.
“On returning… they noticed the room of the in-charge, which is also used as an armoury in which the steel box is kept, was broken,” stated a police report into the incident seen by AFP.
A search was underway for the stolen firearms, the report added. It was not immediately clear if the officers faced disciplinary action.
Naija News gathered that the robbery occurred on Tuesday evening, last week.
Dutch side Ajax upset Ronaldo’s Juventus while Messi’s Barcelona crushed Manchester United in Tuesday’s quarter-finals.
Football, particularly the top European competitions, is hugely popular in Kenya and across the African continent, the AFP reports.