Four suspects arrested after robbing man of Ksh.70K in Kitui


Four suspects arrested after robbing man of Ksh.70K in Kitui
A Patchet SMG sub-machine gun from 4 robbery with violence suspects in Kitui. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • The four were part of a six-man gang that had attacked and injured a man before robbing him of Ksh. 70,000, three mobile phones and Safaricom credit cards at Nguuni Trading Centre.
  • The arrested suspects are: Musembi Musyoka, 42, and Kasola Nzulya, 46 (both Kamiti Maximum Prison ex-convicts), 43-year-old Peter Mwendwa (Malindi Prison ex-convict) and Silvester Onyango, 35.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Sunday night arrested four robbery with violence suspects at Wikilaylie market in Kitui County.

The four were part of a six-man gang that had attacked and injured a man before robbing him of Ksh. 70,000, three mobile phones and Safaricom credit cards at Nguuni Trading Centre.

The arrested suspects are: Musembi Musyoka, 42, and Kasola Nzulya, 46 (both Kamiti Maximum Prison ex-convicts), 43-year-old Peter Mwendwa (Malindi Prison ex-convict) and Silvester Onyango, 35.

They were nabbed after detectives pursued and intercepted the vehicle they fled in after conducting the robbery.

A Patchet SMG sub-machine gun with several rounds of ammunition as well as two pangas and an M-Pesa operation phone were recovered during the operation.

The suspects’ vehicle were detained pending further investigations as a manhunt for the two suspects who escaped continues.

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