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Sh. 4,000 fine or 1 month in jail for 15 Makongeni touts nabbed in police swoop.

Fifteen youth touting at the Makongeni Posta Stage have each been fined sh. 4,000 or 1 month in jail by a Thika Court after they were arrested in what police say is their quest to eliminate criminals.

According to Thika West OCPD Willy Simba, the 15 are suspected to part of a gang that has been harassing and stealing from commuters at various matatu termini in Thika.

“We conducted the raid today (Friday) morning at Makongeni following complaints from the members of public. We arraigned them in court in the afternoon to face charges in accordance with the law,” he explained.

He warned that his officers will carry out similar operations in several other bus stages to ensure that all criminals and those engaging in illegal activities are netted.

“We have vowed to rid of all petty criminals hovering around matatu termini and stages within Thika. Next we are going raid the Thika main bus terminus and the 2TS stage at Whiteline where we have been receiving so many complaints of pickpockets and petty muggers,” he added.

He appealed to the management of all the matatu and bodaboda stages to liaise with security agents to help wipe out all forms of crime at their areas of jurisdiction.

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