Police arrest 45 suspects linked to robbery cases in Kitale town

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On Sat, 26 Feb, 2022 21:24 | < 1 min read
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Police in Kitale town have arrested more than forty-five suspects connected to runaway insecurity in Tuwani area in the outskirts of the town.

Speaking to the press, Trans Nzoia West police boss Patrick Lobolia said that the suspects were nabbed after a series of robbery cases ranging from housebreaking to phone snatching.

Of the forty-five , five were arrested at the Kisumu Ndogo area in Mitume slums after they forcefully entered the house of Antony Waweru, a renowned businessman.

“They forced themselves into the house and cut Waweru twice on the head and the stomach, while his wife was cut on the shoulder. One of the thieves then raped the lady,” the police boss stated.

Lobolia said that his officers acted swiftly and arrested the five with the locals baying for their blood.

“We acted swiftly and managed to arrest them and arraigned them before Kitale court for robbery with violence charge,” he added.

Responding to the local’s cries, police also arrested forty youths who were found idling in Matisi and Tuwani areas.

According to the police boss, the forty who are in their early twenties were arrested for associating themselves in gangs that were forming up and zoning the two slums areas.