Police arrest armed robbery suspect in Nairobi

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Detectives based at Kileleshwa in the upmarket Kilimani suburbs, Nairobi, foiled an armed attack aimed at two businessmen on Saturday evening.

This followed a tip-off received by the officers, who quickly pounced on the suspects in the nick of time, just before staging their attack.

The thugs who were using a motorbike as their getaway means were cornered along Laikipia road in Kilimani by the hawk-eyed officers who ordered them to surrender immediately.

Robbery suspect in upmarket Kilimani suburbs
Robbery suspect in upmarket Kilimani suburbs

But the thugs defied the order and escaped in different directions leaving the bike behind, prompting a chase that pit the thugs against the officers.

It wasn't long before one of the thugs was swept off his feet by Corporal Miheso, catapulting him to the air for a moment before he landed on the ground with a thud.

But before Miheso handcuffed the thug and led him to the police station, an angry mob of motorcycle men chasing closely behind, baying for his blood, descended on him with an avalanche of blows and kicks, disfiguring his dental arrangement and leaving him a swollen eye.

"The thug writhed on the ground in pain, begging for forgiveness, as the unforgiving riders jostled for an opportunity to deliver a blow on his face," said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

A homemade pistol capable of firing loaded with one round of 9mm calibre, was also recovered from the thug identified as Eric Musungu, from Kawangware 46 area.

The second suspect escaped by a whisker, and detectives are hot on his trail.

Meanwhile, Musungu was booked in custody pending arraignment today.

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