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Four arrested for kidnapping and robbing foreigners Ksh 13.5M

Four suspects have been arrested over the kidnapping and robbery of two foreigners over Ksh 13.5 million at Nairobi’s Runda area.

“Four suspects who on October 28, 2023 attacked and robbed a foreign couple over Sh13.5 million in a fake gold decoy to Nairobi’s Runda area have been arrested.

Jack Ouma Okwiri, Nashon Otieno Angudha, Felix Ochieng’ Nyongesa were arrested in an operation at The Social House Nairobi Hotel in Lavington, while the fourth suspect Ronald Arani Kirera was nabbed at an office setup building in Runda Glory Valley no. 685.” said DCI

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The victims an Australian man and his Ugandan wife were lured to come to Kenya to seal a gold business deal before they were ambushed by 10 men who roughed up both the man and woman and stealing their cash and valuables.

“Once at the agreed venue, Felix sent a driver who picked them in a Toyota Prado and drove them to the office setting building along Glory Rd in Runda, where more than 10 men lay in wait.

On arrival at their snare, gears shifted fast from the initial VIP treatment to a rough up that subdued them, with the man suffering hefty blows and strangulation that left his wife begging for their lives.

She was not spared either as the gang handcuffed and slapped her repeatedly as they touched her inappropriately. Eventually, the $60,000 the couple had carried in cash was robbed off, including other jewelries valued at over $30,000.” said DCI

An operation to arrest the suspects led to the recovery of money counting machines, metallic boxes, forged certificates of mines, customs reflector jackets, military boots, KRA certificates, stamps, a Kenyan flag and fake golden metal bars.

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