Detectives are interrogating four university students believed to be part of a gang behind incidents of violent robberies in Ruai, Juja, Kayole and surrounding areas, in central Kenya.
This is after an undercover team of police officers based on Saturday evening in a joint operation arrested a 19-year-old Kenyatta University student, following intelligence leads that he was part of a dangerous criminal gang.
The suspect led the officers to his three accomplices, who are fellow students. During the operation, Richard Lankisa, 18, Brian Kituku, 19 and Emmanuel Nyangwencha, 18, all of them pursuing a degree course in Development Studies at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, were arrested.
After a thorough search in their single room, a Glock pistol, 8 used 9×19mm special cartridges, one empty pistol magazine, one white plastic face mask, and two laptops believed to have been stolen property, among other items, were recovered.
The scene was processed by crime scene detectives based at DCI Thika, and the suspects were escorted to Juja police station l pending further interrogation and arraignment before court.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.