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52 year robbery with Violence suspect nabbed in Nakuru


Detectives from the directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)  have nabbed a 52 year old robbery with violence suspect.

The suspect, James Maina Njuguna is believed to be the mastermind of a series of robbery incidents in Eastmore area of Nakuru County.

During the arrest, the detectives recovered an assortment of items from the suspect including; ID cards bearing different names, two driving licences, a Civilian Firearm Certificate bearing another person’s name and electronic gadgets.

”…assorted electronic gadgets among other items that were recovered from his hideout have been retained as exhibits pending his arraignment,” said the DCI.

The suspect was nabbed from his hideout in Eastmore area, Nakuru county.

On Tuesday, a 62-year-old woman was  sentenced to 35 years in prison after she was found guilty for a robbery with violence charge.

Joyce Wairimu Kariuki, an ex-convict of Shimo La Tewa GK Prison, was accused of involvement in robbery of motor vehicles  between 2018 and 2019 in Nakuru, Nairobi and Mombasa.

The accused was convicted at the Loitoktok Law Courts.

According to records from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Wairimu was previously released from Shimo La Tewa prison after completing a 15-year jail term.

“Following numerous reports of stolen motor vehicles especially lorries in Nakuru, Nairobi and Mombasa between 2018 and 2019, @DCI_Kenya narrowed down on the suspect around whom the thefts revolved despite having been released from the said prison after completing a 15-year jail term,” said the DCI on Tuesday.