Police Unearth Notorious Car Theft Syndicate in Eldoret

  • Eldoret West police boss Zachariah Bittok (left) and other officers at a compound in Kiambaa Daily Nation
  • Police have unearthed a notorious car theft syndicate that has been terrorizing motorists.

    The criminal gang based in Eldoret steals cars then dismantles them before selling spare parts to unsuspecting Kenyans.

    In the operation, they recovered seven stolen vehicles, motor vehicles documents and number plates including those from Uganda.

    Aerial view of Eldoret Town

    Police made the discovery after being tipped-off by members of the public about suspicious activities at the home of one of the suspects.

    The raid, led by Eldoret West police boss Zachariah Bittok, happened in a homestead in Kiambaa.

    “We have launched investigations into the syndicate. We have reliable leads which are likely to help us to arrest this particular suspect,” the police boss mentioned.

    He added that the town had witnessed a rise in the number of cases of vehicle theft and urged members of the public to be vigilant and report such cases to the police for action.

    “Although, we have isolated cases but going by recent statistics we have noticed an upward rise in the spate of robberies and theft of motor vehicles where these vehicles are disappearing from the yards.” 

    Last month, Uasin Gishu county commissioner Abdi Hassan warned that there was a rise in criminal gangs.

    “We have realised most crime in this county has been associated with boda boda and we banned operators from operating beyond 11pm until 5am.

    “The operators must be registered with my office and the county government,” the commissioner stated.

    Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Abdi Hassan.