Story of a firearm that has been used to rob Nairobi residents

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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have recovered a gun that was stolen from a police officer in Nairobi in 2019.

In a statement on Wednesday, DCI said a report was filed at the Parklands police station regarding a male person who was lying motionless beside Mtama road in Highridge, Parklands area, at around 10am on July 20, 2019.

"Police officers rushed to the scene and found a middle-aged man lying unconscious. One of the officers recognized the unconscious man as a fellow police officer stationed at Riruta police station on special duties," said the DCI.

The officer was rushed to Avenue hospital, but his condition worsened, and he was transferred to Nairobi West hospital for specialized treatment.

Unknown to the officers, their colleague was a victim of the vicious gang of women who, until recently, had taken city nightclubs by storm and were spiking drinks belonging to male patrons with highly potent drugs meant for patients with mental disorders before robbing them of their valuables.

Since its disappearance, the firearm has been the cause of untold suffering to city residents. It has been used to commit 28 robbery with violence incidents in Kasarani, Makadara, Kayole, Kamukunji, Dandora, Buruburu, Ruai, Kikuyu, Embakasi and Karatina.

As detectives later discovered, the women who stupefied the officer's drink were part of a dangerous drink-spiking syndicate operating under slain gangster Samuel Mugo Muvota, who was shot dead in cold blood in May by his associates after a deal gone sour.

According to intelligence reports gathered by detectives based at the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau, the firearm was hired by gangsters operating from Kayole. For the past three years, they have terrorized over 30 MPESA agents in the city.

Some have lost their lives, while others bear permanent bullet marks that will forever be a sad reminder of their encounter with the bloodthirsty gang.

Police officers have not been spared either as some continue nursing wounds inflicted by the thugs who escaped several police dragnets.

Using the firearm, the gang made away with over Ksh10 from MPESA agents alone.

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