DCI Recovers 5 Stolen Cars, Arrests Mastermind Inside Nairobi Home

A collage image of a Nairobi home used as a hideout in Kamulu and a stolen vehicle being dismantled
A collage image of a Nairobi home used as a hideout in Kamulu and a stolen vehicle being dismantled
DCI Kenya

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations sleuths on Monday morning, unearthed a hideout in Kamulu where five stolen vehicles had been stashed.

In a statement issued by the DCI on Monday, the detectives detailed that they raided the home of a prime suspect in Kamulu, which the suspect was using as a hideout.

The detectives further explained that the mastermind of a vehicle theft syndicate had been using his home as a venue to store and distort the appearance of the stolen vehicles

While acting on an intelligence report from the Nairobi headquarters, DCI Buruburu and police officers from the Kamulu Police Station, the sleuths managed to arrest the  suspect and intercept the change of face for a stolen vehicle.

A collage of a stolen car
A photo of a car stolen along Thika Road on Monday, December 4, 2023
Vincent Kariuki

“Acting on intelligence, CRIB hawkshaws from the Nairobi Regional Hqs, DCI Buruburu and KPS officers from Kamulu Police Station proceeded to Kamulu along Josna Road at Kiura's (suspect) residence, where the reported stolen car was found while in the process of being dismantled, read the statement in part.

Further, the sleuths narrated that one of the vehicles which was recovered in the early morning raid had been reported stolen at Umoja Innercore after the owner found it missing moments after parking it.

Other vehicles, recovered included a blue Mazda Demio a Toyota Ractis (silver), a Suzuki Mira (silver) and a white Toyota Passo.

According to the DCI, the Toyota Passo which was originally blue in colour, had been changed to white and ready for resale.

The scene was documented by Buruburu detectives and all vehicles were towed to Buruburu Police Station alongside the suspect.

With this latest raid, the DCI continues to add on to the recent recoveries of stolen vehicles and unearthing the car theft syndicate.

On March 7, three individuals were arrested at a car yard in Utawala for being linked to a syndicate that targeted vehicles awaiting repairs.

The raid was initiated after a report from a car owner who alleged that his vehicle had been stolen at a repair shop along Kangundo Road.

Car stolen from Naivasha-Mirera area on February 14, 2024.
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