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Key suspect in seven hour robbery in Nyamira arrested in Kisumu

DCI detectives have arrested the ring leader of a gang which raided a village in Nyamira before stealing and gang raping the victims.

“Police in Nyamira have intensified pursuit for a ruthless gang of over 10 armed men who on 23rd October, 2023 staged a brazen siege of a homestead in Keroka’s Kierira village for over 7 hours, violently robbing, gang-raping and gang-defiling scores.

In the abominable incident that involved the attack of over 13 victims found within the homestead, assorted mobile phones, over Sh130,000 in cash and more hundreds of thousands withdrawn from ATM banks were stolen.

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In the report booked at Keroka Police Station in Masaba North, Nyamira County, a female nominated MCA, a Principal at a local high school, a CEC in Nyamira County Govt, a Kenya Prisons officer and a nurse at Nyamira County Hospital fell victim. Other victims included a 80-year-old woman, a college and a high school student.”” said DCI

Armed with a pistol, a machete and other crude weapons, the gang conducted the raid from 9pm to 4am and sexually abused three women in the process.

Investigation into the incident led the police to Kondele, Kisumu where Joseph Otieno Kevuva, the ring leader of the gang was arrested and taken to Nyamira for interrogation. Joseph was also positively identified by the victims.

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