Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have nabbed several cars following reports of increased vehicle theft in Ruai.
In the sting operation which also led to the apprehension of the suspected carjackers, the detectives recovered at least five cars which had been reported missing.
Among those arrested in connection with the crime were Sammy Ngaii, Moffat Omasi and Beutan Momanyi.
The cars recovered were a Toyota Vitz, registration number KCU 249S, a Mazda Demio KCR 615R, KBV 621F Toyota Belta, T114 DEY Toyota Altezza and KCD 904D a Toyota Belta.
… a Mazda Demio KCR 615R, KBV 621F Toyota Belta, T114 DEY Toyota Altezza and KCD 904D a Toyota Belta.
Three suspects namely Sammy Ngaii, Moffat Omasi and Beautan Momanyi were arrested in connection with the stolen and recovered motor vehicles.
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) March 10, 2020
This comes just hours after police officers in Nairobi gunned down a suspected vandal along the Eastern bypass after a tip-off from members of the public.
Police reports indicate that the deceased was part of a criminal enterprise vandalizing guardrails along the road when they struck at 2 am on Sunday.
His accomplices are said to have escaped with gunshot wounds.
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has warned Nairobi residents against vandalizing road furniture even as a section of Kenyans criticized police for shooting dead the suspect.