Man who broke into a Nairobi house arrested

Police are holding a robbery suspect whose robbery mission at a house in the Shauri Moyo area of Nairobi backfired.

Ian Otieno, 25, and his three accomplices had gained access to the house of a family within the Jua Kali area on Tuesday night, ordering the victims to cooperate and lie down lest they suffered dire consequences.

The four-man gang robbed the family of three mobile phones before unmounting a 43 inch Hisense TV as they ransacked the house for more valuables.

However, the gang's robbery adventure was cut short by a neighbour who spotted the gang terrorizing the family, raising a distress call that scared them off.

“As he scampered to escape the wrath of a thronging mob, Otieno had brandished a dagger with which he inflicted a cut on the neighbour's head, perhaps for spoiling their felonious party,” said the DCI.

Taking advantage of the help from his neighbourhood that set the gang into a panic, the man of the house raised the police at the nearby Shauri Moyo station.

Responding swiftly and getting a gist of the violent robbery, the police pursued the criminal gang, moments later cornering and arresting Otieno, who clung on to the stolen TV.

A bloodstained knife was also found tucked on his trousers.

Otieno is awaiting arraignment for violent robbery as the police pursue the rest of the gang members.

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