Dangerous gangsters arrested in Kahawa Wendani

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    In Kahawa Wendani four suspects; Josephine Njambi, Nicholas Mungai, Joel Kinyanjui and Edwin Njuguna were arrested in the dramatic incident following a spate of abductions reported recently targeting travelers along the Thika Superhighway.

    Ruiru based crime busters conducted an operation today morning and accosted the thugs as they lured yet another victim. A sharp knife, metal rods and other crude weapons were recovered.

    The dangerous gangsters had made the lives of travelers to central Kenya a nightmare. 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 gun point 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 which was placed at the back of her head. She lost her mobile phone and an unspecified amount of money. Following the arrest, an identification parade was conducted by DCI Ruiru and all the 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. Meanwhile, Car hire agents are hereby cautioned to be wary of the persons they hire their vehicles to, as they could easily become accessories to such crimes.

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