Police Arrest 3 Foreigners Linked to Series of Armed Robberies

  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
    Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke
  • Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesday, October 21, arrested three robbery with violence suspects in Kajiado West Sub-County.

    The police also recovered a loaded AK-47 rifle in the process.

    In a statement released by the DCI on Wednesday evening, October 21, the three suspects are from a neighboring country though the investigative agency did not specify their nationality.

    “DCI detectives based at Kajiado West Sub-County have arrested three robbery with violence suspects and recovered a loaded AK 47 rifle.”

    Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addresses the media on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
    Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addresses the media on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke

    “The trio, all foreigners from a neighboring country, were arrested following a robbery incident where a lorry was shot at and forced to stop as it was heading towards Shompole Market,” reads the DCI statement in part.

    The suspects are believed to be behind several robbery incidents in the region.

    The DCI identified the suspects as Boniface Lesagi, Joseph Ole Ntito and Lekina Monoi.

    The ill-fated lorry was ferrying goods to Shompole market at the time it was attacked.

    It is reported that the three suspects escaped with thousands of shillings during the incident and property of unknown value.

    The police said that some stolen property was later recovered from another vehicle of registration KBA 626Q.

    “Seven individuals lost thousands of shillings and their mobile phones, some of which were recovered from a motor vehicle Reg No. KBA 626Q which the robbery suspects were traveling in,” the DCI added.

    The three suspects are in police custody awaiting their arraignment in court.

    If a person is charged with robbery in Kenya, they are liable to fourteen years in prison. If the offender was armed with an offensive or dangerous weapon, or is in the company of one or more persons, or uses any form of violence before, at, or after the time of robbery, they face the death penalty.

    A file image of gun and bullets
    A file image of gun and bullets
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