Thugs alleged to be robbing Mombasa Road residents arrested
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.©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.