Six suspected thugs alleged to be part of a gang group that has been robbing people in Nairobi Central Business District and its environs have been arrested.
The suspects were nabbed at Nairobi’s Kawangware estate by a multi-agency team of detectives from the Cyber and Forensic Analysis and Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau.
They are linked to the series of robberies targeting pedestrians and motorists along the Southern By-pass.
Detectives arrested Messi Martha Mutioka, Tevin Njuguna, Edward Baraza Shikoba, Lawrence Gitahi Ndirangu, Kenneth Maina Chege, and David Lugali Asianja, all aged between 21 and 32 years old.
During the operation, they also recovered 112 assorted mobile phones, all suspected to have been stolen.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has now arrested fifteen people linked to rampant robbery with violence at Southern By-pass.
On Monday, the Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti, asked those who have fallen victims to robbery in Kenya’s capital to file a formal report on the cases.
Kinoti said the victims always share their ordeals on social media but fail to report the matter making it difficult for the DCI to end the vice.
“While many victims take to social media to narrate their ordeals in the hands of mugger gangs (which is good sensitization), we further urge them to formalize those complaints as guided, to facilitate the prosecution process once arrests are effected,” said Kinoti.©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.