Notorious Gangster Arrested After Tip-Off From Public.


The suspect (centre) with APC James Kamani (right) and Witeithie Assistant Chief James Nyoike. 
A man connected to spate of robberies in Thika, Kandara and Juja Sub-Counties is finally behind bars after a tip-off by members of the public led to his arrest in Witeithie Estate over the weekend.

Juja Sub-County Deputy Commissioner Muthama Wambua said police had been trying to find the middle aged man for terrorising people in the area and following the cooperation of the residents through the Nyumba Kumi Initiative, Administration Police officers from Witeithie AP Camp in Juja Sub-County of Kiambu County.

The residents had reported his suspicious activities to the police a move that prompted Wambua to organise a raid into his rented house. Led by the officer in charge of the camp Inspector John Kamau, Sgt. Tirus Murimi, Corporal Julius Kabanya and APC John Matheka, the officers recovered a motorbike No. plate whose registration number was KMDU 697Z.

The DCC said that upon interrogation, the suspect admitted to have he had sold the motorbike in Kayole Estate in Nairobi where he claimed to have a market for his loot. Wambua added that since the suspect was being wanted by Thika Police for a series of crimes, he was handed over to detectives in Thika for further investigation.

Thika West OCPD Erastus Muthamia said the suspect was being sought for stealing a motor bike Reg. No. KMDQ 583Q the property of Joel Wakaba Mwangi, an offense allegedly committed on August 28th this year. 

Muthamia said that the suspect is also accused of robbing Julius Sankale Parsio a motorbike at U.T.I Estate in Thika on September 4. The suspect allegedly severally stabbed the suspect and left him for dead.

According to suspect's ID, he hails from the notorious Nguthuru Village in Muruka Division of Kandara Sub-County in Murang'a County. His arrest comes a few days after DCC Wambua conducted a security baraza where he pleaded with Witeithie residents to make use of Nyumba Kumi Initiative and report criminals in their midst. Wambua commended Witeithie residents for the arrest of the suspect. 

Present at the scene were Komo Chief Muchui Muiruri, Witeithie Assistant Chief James Nyoike and Juja OCS Zachariah Atea who represented Juja OCPD Patricia Nasio.
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