3 suspects arrested as detectives recover stolen firearm

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 11 Apr, 2024 09:29 | 2 mins read
Police cuffs. PHOTO/Internet

Detectives have arrested three suspects and recovered one firearm in a heightened crackdown aimed at armed thugs terrorizing city residents.

In a statement, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said that the arrests followed an operation through forensic analysis of evidence obtained from various armed robbery scenes across Nairobi and its environs since 2023.

"As detectives heighten crackdowns on armed thugs that have become the nightmare of city dwellers in the Capital, three notorious robbery suspects have been rounded up in Kilimani and Athi River, and a firearm recovered among other suspected stolen properties.

"The operation followed thorough forensic analysis of evidence obtained from various armed robbery scenes across Nairobi and its environs, which were staged on diverse dates from 2023," DCI said.

The detectives drawn from the agency's headquarters in Kiambu, Starehe and Athi River combined forces and arrested the first suspect, Julius Osoro Nyagoi in Nairobi's Kilimani area.

Upon interrogation, the 39-year-old led the detectives to his home in Athi River where two others, John Michael Muturi, 38 and Charity Njeri Kimani aged 34 were arrested.

Detectives conducted a thorough search on the scene and recovered a Czeska pistol loaded with 7 rounds of ammunition, and two pairs of motor vehicle number plates bearing Reg. Nos. KBB 027Z and KDE 399Q, assorted motor vehicle parts, several sim cards, mobile phones, two laptops, an iPad, logbooks for KCE 135W and KCQ 381A, wrist watches and ATM cards.

Other items recovered at the parking lot include motor vehicles Reg Nos. KDC 019P Mazda Bongo, KCE 135W Toyota Noah, KCB 790B Toyota Mark X and KDE 459A Toyota Fielder.

The vehicles were impounded for verification while the three suspects were escorted to the Pangani Police Station awaiting arraignment today.

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