Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Five armed and dangerous city robbers arrested

DCI detectives based in Starehe have arrested five armed and dangerous city robbers and recovered a firearm during the operation.

The five have been identified as those responsible for the death of a Beatrice Okumu, a 37-year-old Mpesa shop agent back in June.

“Five armed and dangerous thugs have been arrested and a firearm recovered in an operation led by detectives based at DCI Starehe.

The five who are responsible for the cold blooded murder of a 37-year-old woman on June 26, were rounded up yesterday, following an intelligence led operation that also included a specialized team of detectives from the DCI Nairobi regional command.

The woman identified as Beatrice Okumu had just closed her Mpesa shop at around 10pm on the fateful night, before three miscreants on a motorbike accosted her. After ransacking her handbag for money and other valuables,

The thugs shot her leaving her lifeless body sprawled on the ground in a pool of blood, before they escaped. Detectives later collected two spent cartridges of 9mm calibre at the scene,” said DCI

Those arrested are namely Kevin Oduor alias Mande, John Chege alias Samir alias Chei, Leroy Omondi alias Leon Mutahi alias Issa and Clifford Bogonko.

A motorbike of registration number KMFH 073G was recovered during the operation with the suspects also connected to crime in Kayole area.

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