Monday, July 15, 2024

Several suspects arrested over Chieni supermarket breaking

DCI detectives have arrested several people following the breaking and torching of Chieni supermarket in Nyeri.

The arrest was followed by the recovery of several items from the suspects in Nyeri and Laikipia counties.

“In an ongoing investigation into the breaking and torching of Chieni supermarkets in Nyeri and Nanyuki, police in Nyeri and Laikipia counties have recovered several stolen goods and arrested a number of suspects found in their possession.

Among the recoveries include washing machines, refrigerators, water dispensers, bicycles, kitchenware, food items, clothings among many others. At a rental house in Nanyuki, 24-yr-old Chris Nduni Wamuhu was arrested with a stolen Hisense fridge, Uken water dispenser, coffee cups, teaspoons, hotpot dishes, luminarc plates among others.

This is after his image was captured in circulated phone recordings stealing from the supermarket. In another house still in Nanyuki next to Kengeles club, Moses Njuguna Gachwe, 30, was found with 22 pairs of khaki trousers, 9 T-shirts, 24 under garments (boxers) and sandals, all stolen during the demonstrations.

In the outskirts of the town at Asian Quarters, 35-year-old Charles Kaariri Mumbi was also arrested with a junior ride bike, while John Ndirangu Ndirirtu, 41, was found with six vacuum flasks, a shopping trolley.

An LG fridge and several luminarc plates and cups. Several other suspects have so far been arrested and more recoveries made, as police continue investigations to nab other identifiable persons captured igniting the fires and disappearing with stolen goods.” said DCI

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