Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Nakuru East MP grilled over suspected gang links

Detectives have on Tuesday grilled Nakuru East MP David Gikaria over his suspected links with criminal gangs in the City.

His statement follows increased cases of crimes in the city by the notorious Confirm gang and other smaller gangs that have caused terror for residents in Mawanga area.

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The police are however working to link the gangsters to the murders that has shockingly been targeting women causing fear among residents who now call on the government to act promptly.

Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i responded to their calls and formed a special police force that will ensure security is restored and all those found guilty face the full force of the law. The CS termed the recent cases as unacceptable.

Two days ago a total of 27 thugs were arrested in the city with 22 of them coming from Mawanga area in Bahati sub-county.

“27 suspects were arrested last night in Nakuru, in connection with the spate of armed robberies that have been reported in the city in the last few days. Five of the suspects Moses Njoe, 21, Thomas Nguruna, 19, Evans Napati, 21, Sammy Sunguya, 23, and Emmanuel Tein, 20 were arrested by officers based at Rhonda police station, shortly after staging an attack in Jasho area, Nakuru West sub county.

The five were cornered after Inspector Anunda, who was leading the operation fired a round in the air from his AK-47 assault rifle, warning the thugs to surrender or have themselves to blame.Crude weapons including machetes, clubs, swords, metal rods and pieces of wood were recovered from the thugs, who have left Nakuru residents living in fear of being attacked.

The rest of the suspects were arrested in a separate operation conducted in Mawanga area in the dead of the night, where 22 suspects all aged between 20 and 30 were arrested. Detectives are warning the remaining thugs to surrender within 24 hours, before a specialized team of sleuths from DCI headquarters is deployed to annihilate the miscreants once and for all.” Said DCI

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