In summary

  • Earlier, the two thugs who were on a motorbike had engaged the police in a hide and seek game
  • The suspects believed to be behind the recent robbery incidents reported in Eldoret town and its environs

Two robbery with violence suspects have been arrested and a Glock pistol loaded with seven rounds of 9mm calibre recovered, in a raid at an apartment in Yamumbi, Eldoret, Uasin-Gishu county.

Earlier, the two thugs who were on a motorbike had engaged the police in a hide and seek game that lasted a few hours last night, prompting the sleuths to abandon the chase and lay an ambush on their doorstep, instead.

“Immediately after gaining access into the house, a search was conducted leading to the recovery of the firearm, assorted electronic goods suspected to have been stolen, a toy pistol and a bucket containing canabis sativa,” a statement from the DCI reads.

The suspects believed to be behind the recent robbery incidents reported in Eldoret town and its environs were arrested and are currently in custody assisting police with investigations,” a statement from the DCI reads.

Victimizing police officers

Meanwhile a section of residents of Nyayo High-rise in Lang’ata have accused the Independent Policing Oversight Authority of victimising police officers who kill armed robbers.

The residents claim that the onslaught by IPOA on police officers has demoralized the police in their fight against crime.

A resident who spoke on condition of anonymity says that this has in turn brought back the high rate of crime in the area.

“I have lived in Nyayo High-rise for over a decade. There is a time we had a security Crisis but our police officers dealt with those armed thugs accordingly. But it is unfortunate that the crisis is back in full force, but our officers fear firing the armed robbers because IPOA will victimise them,” said a resident who requested for anonymity.

By Jeremick Joe

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