Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) is on the hunt for one Chinese national involved in over Ksh 18 million counterfeit cigarettes which were seized at Kenyatta market in Kilimani, Nairobi on Friday.
The sleuths acting on a tip-off from the members of the public intercepted a Mitsubishi Canter and upon search found one hundred and eighty-two cartons each containing fifty packets of the cigarettes christened Golden Deer King Size.
The detectives managed to arrest four suspects namely; Paul Njoroge, Kefa Onyino, Joseph Kariuki and John Wainana.
They are set to be arraigned in court on Monday November 25, 2019.
The fake cigarettes have been secured as exhibits and lorry detained.
OVER Ksh.18 Million worth of Counterfeit Cigarettes were yesterday Seized at Kenyatta Market in Kilimani & Four Suspects found supplying them arrested. Tipped-off by the Public, Detectives intercepted a Mitsubishi Canter & upon search found 182 Cartons each containing 50… pic.twitter.com/QU61YxNNQc
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) November 23, 2019
On Thursday, DCI detectives stationed at Kenyenya in Kisii County begun probe into an incident where a college student was beaten up at Bomachoge Borabu Constituency Development Fund (CDF) office.
The authorities, in a tweet posted after the video went viral, urged the victim to report to their offices in order to aid in “bringing all those involved to justice.”
The young man had reportedly gone to the CDF office to apply for bursary funds but was attacked by two supporters of the area Member of Parliament (MP).
The rowdy duo is alleged to have accused the man of criticising and opposing the MP dating back to the political campaign season.
The two men are, in the video, seen manhandling the student, slapping, punching and kicking him several times throughout the 30-second clip.
One of them, at one point, even picks up a piece of wood and hits him with it.
A needy college student went to apply for a bursary at the Bomachoge Borabu CDF Office.
— Shikoh Kihika (@Shikohkihika) November 20, 2019