Police in Busia on Wednesday, July 6, arrested four suspects in connection to the recent spate of robberies witnessed in the region.
According to a statement by the National Police Service (NPS), the said suspects were arrested following a series of operations launched across the region.
"A series of operations led by Butula Sub-County Criminal Investigations Officer and National Police Service officers from Samia Police Station were conducted in Samia Sub-County, Busia County and Ugenya Sub-County, Siaya County,
"The operation led to the arrest of four suspects believed to have been behind a spate of robberies and insecurity in the region," NPS wrote.
SUSPECTS BEHIND CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN BUSIA COUNTY ARRESTED
Yesterday, a series of operations led by Butula Sub-County Criminal Investigations Officer and National Police Service officers from Samia Police Station were conducted in Samia Sub-County, Busia County and pic.twitter.com/1vypuiXCZc— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) July 7, 2022
In the operation, police arrested the first suspect identified as Moses Wafula at a trading centre in Ugenya following a tip-off.
His arrest led the police to the other three identified as Stephen Bwire Wandera, Phanuel, Mogen Onyango and Clinton Ojiambo following an interrogation.
"The officers who were acting on a tip-off arrested Moses Wafula Were at Masati Obeti trading centre in Ugenya Sub-County, Siaya County. Upon the interrogation of the suspect, it led to further arrests of Stephen Bwire Wandera, Phanuel, Mogen Oyango and Clinton Ojiambo who were apprehended at Agenga location in Samia Sub-County," NPS added.
Following their arrest, police recovered a police uniform, several sacks of sugar, cooking oil, a motorcycle, and a Government of Kenyan Digital learning tablet.
The four are currently being held at Sioport police station as they aid in investigations.
NPS assured members of the public that they were heightening security in the region.
"National Police Service officers are scaling up security in the area and urge the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious persons and sharing of information to assist the law enforcement teams.