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Armed thugs rob 3 M-PESA operators of unknown amount of money.

Two armed thugs on Tuesday night robbed three M-PESA operators in Witeithie Estate of Juja Sub-County and made away with unknown amount of cash and other valuables.

The gangsters are said to have moved from one shop to the next, robbing the attendants at gun point and later disappearing majestically into thin air, just in time before area administration police officers arrived at the crime scenes.

A police source that sought anonymity said the thugs raided the points at 8:00pm as residents went on with their business without knowing what was happening.

Of late, Witeithie Estate has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Last month, another M-PESA shop in the sprawling estate was raided by two armed thugs who also robbed the operator unknown amount of money. During this initial incident, the thugs were forced to fire in the air to scare away members of the public who had responded to a distress call from one of the operators.

It was still in the same month where three thugs, trailed from Kayole in Nairobi, were gunned down by police. Among them was “Mwani Sparks”, one of the most wanted criminal who was husband to Nairobi’s prettiest thug, Claire Mwaniki.

Residents have also been complaining of the rise in petty crimes and robberies committed by very young boys of ages between 16 and 25 years who are said to be mugging people and breaking into houses and shop with impunity.

It has not escaped the people’s minds that on August 11, 2017 after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the 2017 general election, these same boys terrorised and robbed motorists along the Thika Superhighway for almost 5 hours.

It is believed the estate is being used as a hideout by criminal elements.

Juja OCPD Patricia Narsio has on several occasions warned that her jurisdiction will not be used by criminals and all efforts will be made to wipe out the pockets of thugs unleashing terror in the area.

Meanwhile, a trader in the estate recently lost 4 TV sets valued at about KES. 100,000 to some conmen.

The two, a man and a woman, had requested the dealer to sell them 4 TV sets that were on his shop’s display.

They then requested the trader to write a receipt to that effect and accompany them to Juja for cash withdrawal and eventual payment.

While in Juja, the lady entered into a local bank to “withdraw” the money before a few minutes later, her accomplish requested the trader to follow the lady into the facility for the exchange of cash.

Immediately this trader left the vehicle into the bank, the man drove off. The trader’s efforts to trace the woman were futile, ending up losing his TV sets.

He has already reported the matter at Juja Police Station but as we went to press, no arrest has been made nor recovery of the stolen items.

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