5 arrested in Buruburu posing as PSV operators charged with robbery


5 arrested in Buruburu posing as PSV operators charged with robbery

Five people who were masquerading as Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators and arrested in Buruburu have been charged with robbery with violence.

They are Samuel Maina Wanyoike, Joseph Wainana Gitau, Felix Otieno, Dennis Omondi Otieno and Collins Oduor.

“The five suspects were arraigned today (Monday) at Makadara Law Courts and charged with various counts of Robbery with Violence, Stealing, Handling Stolen Property and Being in Possession of Suspected Stolen Property,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said.

The accused were later released on Ksh. 500,000 bond with one surety of the same amount pending mention of the case on November 2, 2020.

They had been arrested six days ago by officers based in Buruburu after the vehicle they were using was captured on CCTV footage.

It had registration number KBK 624 F.

A group of motorcycle riders had been pursuing the vehicle after the accused allegedly lured and violently robbed a man, who later sought the riders’ assistance.

“While the suspects were being booked in the Occurrence Book, the victim reported to the station, positively identified them and narrated his ordeal,” the DCI said.

All the recovered items were kept as exhibits and presented during the arraignment.

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