Form 2 Student among robbers arrested by police at Southern Bypass, 102 Phones recovered

Form 2 Student among robbers arrested by police at Southern Bypass, 102 Phones recovered

A police operation along the Soutrhern bypass that was quickly turning into a crime hotspot has resulted in the arrest of several suspects this morning.

In total, threepeople, including a Form 2 student were taken in over allegations of mugging victims on Southern Bypass and Lang’ata.

The suspects led detectives to a workshop in Kibra where 102 mobile phones were recovered.

Police believe that the recovered items were stolen from victims who were mugged ijn the area that was quickly turning into a crime hotspot.

The arrests is part of a crackdown on criminal elements operating in the area.

On 03 June, police officers posing as joggers shot dead two robbers believed to be part of a gang fond of terrorising innocent Kenyans who ply the Southern Bypass.

The three were shot dead after they attempted to steal from the officers who were dressed as joggers, leading them to open fire and kill two on the spot.

One other suspect escaped with gunshot wounds.

A police vehicle at a past operation
A police vehicle at a past operation

Kiambu County Commander Ali Nunoh confirmed the incident and indicated that a sword, panga, 3 mobile phones were part of the items that were retrieved from the scene.

The crackdown was launched after Kenyans took to social media to complain of the rising crime rates along the road.

“I was driving along the bypass and passed a young man walking along, Suddenly, I heard a funny sound from my car. I stopped to look at what had happened but no sooner had I bent my knees than he patted my back and shepherded me into the forest.

“Two other robbers emerged from the forest, roughed me up and demanded money at gunpoint. I told them that I had none but they frisked my pockets and got some before they went to the car and found more,” recounted one victim.

“I got robbed at gunpoint along the Southern bypass at 11am. I had my babies in my vehicle when it all happened. I had a flat tyre, I tried calling for help but it was so bad so I had to call for help,” one netizen with the moniker Afrostreet Kollektions explained.

Kenneth Ochieng

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