Suspected thugs behind spate of robberies in Kibra arrested

Three suspected thugs were arrested yesterday in Kibra, in connection with a spate of robberies targeting motorists, that have rocked the Southern by-pass in the recent past.

The arrest of the three follows a detailed analysis and investigations of the robberies, with detectives employing cyber and forensic analysis techniques, to identify the beneficiaries of the crimes.

 As a result, Boniface Winjira Unganyi, the proprietor of Basement Crew mobile shop within Lindi in Kibra, was arrested as the key suspect.

Detectives established that mobile phones robbed from victims along the busy highway, found their way to the suspect’s shop, where they were being sold cheaply to locals.

A total of 102 mobile phones suspected to have been stolen, were recovered from the suspect’s shop.

Also arrested during the raid were 35-year-old Alex Mboya, who was found in possession of a victim’s phone, and a 16-year-old minor studying at a secondary school in Langata.

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