In Summary

  • One suspect was nabbed yesterday.
  • David ,John and  James will be arraigned on Monday to face the charges.


The DCI in Nyeri are holding three suspects ,one  32 year old  in connection to theft of over 417 mobile phones.

The latest arrests was through a lead of prior offences where other suspects at Gatitu shopping center revealed to that they were committing crime with him.

“The recovery and arrest followed interrogations on two young men earlier arrested by Nyeri detectives, after they were cornered while snatching mobile phones from shoppers in Gatitu, Nyeri. John Kariuki and James Thuita were nabbed on November 1, 2023, before detectives proceeded to Gatitu shopping centre where their accomplice David Thinwa Ngatia who operated a mobile phones repair shop was ambushed and the recoveries made,’’  the statement from DCI reads.

Other items nabbed includes 47 mobiles subscribers sim card stashed in a business place.

“  ..items found stashed in his business space included two TV sets, three laptops, two cameras, 47 mobile subscriber sim cards, a HP printer among others. These were all seized and kept as exhibits. The Nyeri security command has warn against a surge in pick pocketers who are mostly interested in smart phones, but assures the public that whatever cartels are involved are on police radar and will soon face the full force of the law.

Meanwhile, David joins John and James and all will be arraigned on Monday to face the charges.

Another robbery in Vihiga

Meanwhile The Directorate of Criminal Investigation detectives have arrested Two robbery with violence suspects who have been on the run for two months after attacking a truck driver and robbing him at Askote Market in Vihiga County have been arrested.

Philip Kitwa and Kennedy Arunga were arrested at Emuhaya area of Vihiga, following a forensic-led trail by the Western Region crime researchers.




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