Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Saturday, November 27-nabbed two civilians after they impounded a Moyale bound bus that was ferrying stolen motorbikes.
This comes at a time when several people have complained of a gang that has been stealing motorbikes from riders who have been taking the motorcycles on loan.
Sleuths said that the robbers have been exporting the motorbikes to a neighbouring country where they are fitted with other number plates.
It all started when detectives attached to Ruiru Police Station decided to track a motorbike that had been stolen from a civilian.
They then traced it only to find it dismantled and packed as a parcel in the Moyale bound bus along the busy Thika Super Highway.
The bus was then nabbed and taken to Capitol Hill Police Station in Nairobi where it is being held.
A search was conducted in the bus and the detectives ended up getting a total of five other motorbikes that had been dismantled and were being ferried as parcels.
“The detectives were shocked to get a total of five other motorbikes that had been packed as parcels. They placed a different kind of tracker and managed to get the other four,” Said Kiprotich who is the Nairobi County Police Operations Chief said.
He said that the motorbike had been bought just a week ago and the company that offers them on loan had raised concerns over the people who presented themselves as buyers.
According to Maurice Nyang’au who is a staff at the company said that they first tracked it to Kyamaiko where one of the trackers was disabled.
The motorbike was then ferried to Eastleigh as a parcel before it was loaded into the Moyale bound bus.
“We then informed the police who acted swiftly and helped track down the bus that was ferrying the motorbikes,” said Nyang’au.
According to the bus company, the people who gave out the bikes as parcels had refused to open the boxes.
The two suspects will be arraigned in court on Monday, November 29.