The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives on Wednesday arrested one of the most wanted suspects in the country.
Kelson Lienga alias Kevin Lienga was apprehended in Kawangware after being on the run for over two years.
DCI stated that Lienga was involved in a series of robberies and serious assaults including one in Sabatia where he chopped off the leg of one of his victims.
He was arrested, taken to court, tried and convicted in absentia to 20 years after failing to attend court on judgment day.
“The suspect is connected to a series of crimes in western including robbery w/violence & defilement. Suspect in lawful custody awaiting arraignment in court,” DCI indicated.
DCI also added that the suspect, on February 26, 2019, and April 10, 2019, was involved in a spate of robberies including one which a 14-year-old girl was defiled.
The detective agency claimed that the suspect was directly linked to all these crimes and has been at large ever since he failed to attend court.
In another case, DCI detectives on Wednesday recovered a Czeska pistol that had been reported stolen from the Ruai Police Station in January 2019.
The gun was fished out of a pit latrine belonging to 49-year-old Lydia Njeri Mwangi.
“Upon arrest, the suspect led the detectives to her pit latrine which they had to completely empty before the firearm was recovered,” DCI wrote on Twitter.
DCI stated that acting on a tip-off, they were able to recover the gun that was loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition.
- full speech6 June 2020 - 4:13 pm
- Gradual6 June 2020 - 4:15 pm
- Not yet over6 June 2020 - 3:47 pm
- free to move6 June 2020 - 3:37 pm
- Anxious6 June 2020 - 2:40 pm
- smart leader6 June 2020 - 2:56 pm
- unfortunate6 June 2020 - 2:30 pm
- Soaring6 June 2020 - 3:28 pm
- honour6 June 2020 - 2:10 pm
- Insider6 June 2020 - 1:55 pm
- rip6 June 2020 - 1:00 pm
- taking action6 June 2020 - 12:27 pm