- Detectives have arrested four notorious suspects who have been causing havoc to people travelling along Thika Superhighway.
- The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives in Ruiru mounted an identification parade through which victims positively identified the four suspects.
Detectives have arrested four notorious suspects who have been causing havoc to people travelling along Thika Superhighway.
The four suspects were arrested on Wednesday afternoon following an operation that was necessitated by the recent spate of abductions reported to the authorities targeting travellers along the busy highway.
Their arrest comes after a successful operation executed by Ruiru based detectives who had been trailing the suspects. The suspects were caught while they were trying to lure another victim into their trap.
The team of detectives stopped the vehicle the criminals were travelling in at Kahawa Wendani and ordered them to surrender. Luckily, the thugs heeded the orders and avoided any form of confrontation.
The four criminals Josephine Njambi, Edwin Njuguna, Nicholas Mungai and Joel Kinyanjui were immediately arrested and upon a quick search, police recovered crude weapons that included a metal rod, a sharp knife and other items.
The four have been executing a series of abductions along the Thika Superhighway.
Recently, they abducted three victims and robbed them of cash and other valuables before dumping them at Kabati in Murang’a County.
They operated in a hired Toyota Vitz, targeting passengers plying the route to Central Kenya at bus stops along the busy highway.
The criminals would rob their victims at gunpoint, then dump them in various spots within Murang’a County.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives in Ruiru mounted an identification parade through which victims positively identified the four suspects.
They were processed and will be arraigned in court to answer to Robbery with Violence charges contrary to Section 296 (2) of the Penal Code.
The police have cautioned car hire agents to be wary of the persons they hire their cars to because they may become accessories to a crime.