Nakuru Police arrest 27 thugs in a night raid

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27 suspects were arrested on Saturday night in Nakuru, Northwest of Nairobi, in connection with the spate of armed robberies reported in the city in the last few days.

Five of the suspects, Moses Njoe, 21; Thomas Nguruna, 19; Evans Napati, 21; Sammy Sunguya, 23; and Emmanuel Tein, 20, were arrested by officers based at Rhonda police station shortly after staging an attack in the Jasho area, Nakuru West sub-county.

The five were cornered after Inspector Anunda, who was leading the operation, fired a round in the air from his AK-47 assault rifle, warning the thugs to surrender or have themselves to blame.

Crude weapons, including machetes, clubs, swords, metal rods and wood, were recovered from the thugs, who have left Nakuru residents in fear of being attacked.

Also recovered were assorted SIM cards and identification documents belonging to victims of robbery incidents.

The rest of the suspects were arrested in a separate operation conducted in the Mawanga area in the dead of night, where 22 suspects, all aged between 20 and 30, were arrested.

Detectives are warning the remaining thugs to surrender within 24 hours before a specialized team of sleuths from DCI headquarters is deployed to annihilate the miscreants.

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