DCI Nabs Notorious Gang Leader

A photo collage of guns and wrist watches recovered by DCI Officers
A photo collage of guns and wrist watches recovered by DCI Officers.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Tuesday arrested the ring leader of a gang suspected of terrorising Nairobi City residents.

In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the DCI said that the gang leader, who has a case pending before court was arrested following a spate of house break ins and burglaries reported within Kayole Estate where victims have lost valuables worth thousands of shillings.

The gang leader was arrested by detectives based at DCI Nairobi regional command while driving a vehicle that had earlier on been fitted with a different number plate.

According to the statement, this led the officers to his house where upon search, they recovered several items including;  assorted wrist watches, an antique guns frame wall hanging, mobile phones and tablets.

The detectives also recovered flash disks, earpods, earphones, 9 rolls of substance suspected to be psychotropic among other items.

Following the incident, the DCI now says the operation to arrest his accomplices and bring them to justice is on course.

“A notorious thug suspected to be the ringleader of a notorious gang that has been terrorizing city residents, has been arrested by sleuths based at DCI Nairobi regional command.” read the statement by DCI.

Phones and tablets recovered by the DCI officers
Phones and tablets recovered by the DCI Officers

Crime within Nairobi and its neighbouring counties has been on the rise, with residents calling on security agencies to take decisive action to address the trend.

On August 31, the DCI in collaboration with the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau, flanked by a contingent of detectives from Imenti North and Murang’a County arrested a man suspected to be the mastermind behind the spate of robberies that had rocked Juja in Kiambu County and parts of Murang’a County.

The arrest came barely a week after ballistic experts based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, released a report containing the names of members of a criminal gang linked to a spate of previous armed robberies reported in parts of Nairobi, Kiambu, Muranga, Nakuru and Kajiado counties.

The report was released after two firearms were recovered by the detectives.

In the same month, the DCI also raided a palatial home in Machakos county, belonging to a suspect accused of colluding with former Kenya Power employees to steal cables and transformers leading to frequent blackouts in the area.

During the raid conducted on August 23, DCI recovered electricity transformers, cables, and other electrical equipment.

The arrest came hot in the heels of complaints by Kenya Power. The company lamented that it had lost millions due to the increased vandalism.

A photo of a person in handcuffs.
A photo of a person in handcuffs.
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