Hessy wa Dandora Sends Warning to Thugs on Nairobi CBD Streets

  • A crime scene in Parklands, Nairobi where three suspected thugs were shot dead on February 15, 2017 The Star
  • Nairobi's mysterious vigilante Hessy wa Dandora issued a warning to thugs operating in four areas within the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) following a resurgence in cases of robberies and muggings.

    In a Facebook post, Hessy noted that he had received reports that the areas were taken over by thugs as from 8 pm, promising to take action.

    Many suspected gangsters in Nairobi have in the past been found shot dead soon after receiving public warnings on social media from Hessy.

    In his latest post, Hessy identified Luthuli Avenue, Accra Road, the area around the Kenya National Archives and Odeon Cinema as the CBD thugs' main areas of operation.

    A pistol recovered from a suspected thug after a past shoot-out

    "Luthuli Avenue, Archives, Accra kwa corner na Odeon hapo kwa choo leo naleta show to your backyards (Criminals operating Luthuli Avenue, Archives, at the corner of Accra Road and next to the toilet at Odeon Cinema, we are coming to your backyard" Hessy wrote.

    "Naskia hawa wajinga waliamulia watu hizo area. Kutoka 8pm hakukaliki (There are reports that criminals have shifted their operation to those streets. They are terrorizing people from 8 pm)," Hessy cautioned.

    Hessy explained that the criminals had made it impossible for people to go about their activities safely in the areas from 8 pm.

    The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) last month released photos of three men said to be behind the robberies and muggings in the CBD.

    Police warned members of the public to be on the look-out for the suspects led by Godfrey Sangare Ambani, John Mikia Kamau and Duncan Ndegwa Githinga.

    “They have also carried out robberies of clients who have just withdrawn money from their banks.

    “We call upon members of the public to immediately alert the police should they spot him or get robbed on the streets,” their statement read in part.

    Photos of suspects released by the DCI