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Robbery with violence suspects posing as matatu operators charged in court, released


The five suspected robbers posing as matatu operators arrested in Buruburu last week were on Monday arraigned in court.

The five were arraigned at the  Makadara Law Courts and charged with four counts namely, robbery with violence, stealing, handling stolen property and being in possession of suspected stolen property.

They were later released on Ksh. 500,000 bond each.

The five suspects namely Samuel Maina Wanyoike, Joseph Wainaina Gitau, Felix Otieno, Dennis Omondi Otieno and Collins Oduor were arrested on 14th October by officers based at the Buruburu Police Station.

Police acting on intelligence arrested them aboard a 14 seater matatu with registration number KBK 624 F.

Police say that the said vehicle was captured on CCTV footage as it was being pursued by a group of motorcycle riders after the occupants had allegedly lured and violently robbed a man, who later sought the riders’ assistance.

“While the suspects were being booked in the Occurrence Book, the victim reported to the station, positively identified them and narrated his ordeal,” said the DCI.

Among the items recovered are phones and bags allegedly stolen from their victims.

All the recovered items have been kept as Exhibits as suspects are being prepared for arraignment.