Thugs alleged to be robbing Mombasa Road residents arrested

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Three robbery suspects accused of robbing passengers in a Matatu their mobile phones and other valuables have been arrested.

The three, Vincent Obongo, 38, Edward Kimani, 22 and Mohamed Idi Ndote, 27, were arrested by a contingent of officers on patrol shortly after a robbery incident that occurred along Mombasa Road.

In a crime that is gaining currency in Nairobi, the crew posing as genuine Matatu operators, sneak out of public service vehicles taken to garages for repairs and use them to illegally ferry passengers at night, before robbing them of their valuables.

The Matatus commonly referred to as ‘Usiku Sacco’ comprises of unroadworthy vehicles, most of which operate without the required documentation.

Members of the public have been urged to be on the lookout for such vehicles, especially those ferrying passengers to routes different from those indicated on the vehicle’s body.

Meanwhile, detectives based at DCI Langata, contacted the owners of the phones recovered from the suspects, to record their statements before they face justice in a court of law.

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