Kenyan Town Where 3 Vehicles Are Stolen Daily

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  • In a report by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Eldoret, an estimate of three vehicles are stolen daily leading to the devastation of motorists in the county.

    The report further indicates that 108 vehicles have been reported missing this year alone within the town and its environs, The Standard reports.

    The vehicles are often driven to either Kericho or Kabarnet Counties by people whom the detectives believe are hired. They gain entry into the parked vehicles using master keys for different car models.

    The Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu road

    "We obtained mobile telephone numbers of the hired drivers, and after tracking we established the movements. The stolen vehicles are taken to Kericho or Kabarnet. At times they are taken to Nakuru.

    "We were instructed by our bosses to leave the search for the culprits and the stolen cash to a team of DCI officers," a police officer who sought anonymity stated.

    According to the Uasin Gishu County Criminal Investigations Officer Isaac Onyango, some of the vehicles are reportedly stolen after three minutes of parking.

    "We recovered a stolen matatu three days ago. It is a complex thing and we suspect those reporting the incidents could also be the masterminds," he noted.

    Several motorists narrated incidences in which their vehicles were stolen in the said town.

    In one case, Kenneth Kipkorir borrowed his mother's car in the evening and afterwards, parked it outside a building along Oginga Odinga Street at 9:30pm.

    However, when he returned over an hour later, his vehicle was nowhere to be seen.

    "At 10:40 pm, I returned to the place I had parked the car and at first I thought I had been dazzled by the lightning in the parking area. I didn't want to believe it had been stolen," Kipkorir narrated.

    An image showing Eldoret town