May 18, 2022

Four suspects who have been kidnapping people on Thika road arrested

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Four suspects have been arrested this afternoon in Kahawa Wendani, following a spate of abductions reported in the last week, targeting travellers along the Thika Superhighway.
The dangerous gangsters who have made the lives of travellers to central Kenya a nightmare were arrested following an operation by Ruiru based crime busters, who accosted the thugs as they lured yet another victim.
When ordered to surrender by the sleuths who advanced towards their vehicle menacingly at the double-bend position, the miscreants hurriedly obliged and leapt off the vehicle, landing on the tarmac head first.

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Josephine Njambi, Nicholas Mungai, Joel Kinyanjui and Edwin Njuguna were arrested in the dramatic incident that brought Wendani township to a standstill, albeit for a few minutes. A sharp knife, metal rods and other crude weapons were recovered.
Their arrest followed the recent abduction of three victims along the busy Superhighway, who were robbed of cash and other valuables before being dumped in Kabati, Murang’a county.
The thugs operating in a hired Toyota Vitz targeted passengers headed to various destinations in Central Kenya, at the Muthaiga Bus Stop and other bus stops along Thika road. Along the journey, the passengers would be robbed at gunpoint before being dumped at secluded spots in Murang’a county.
In the latest incident, a lady who was picked at Waki stage in Ruiru on Sunday was threatened with a sharp knife before what she described as an ice-cold metal was placed at the back of her head. She lost her mobile phone and an unspecified amount of money.

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Following the arrest, an identification parade was conducted by DCI Ruiru, and all four suspects were positively identified by the victims.
They are currently being processed to answer to charges of Robbery With Violence contrary to Section 296 (2) of the Penal Code.

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