Nairobi car theft saga: Police unearth Dandora spare parts syndicate


Nairobi car theft saga: Police unearth Dandora spare parts syndicate

In Summary

  • Roysambu, Garden Estate and Kahawa West, were listed as their other areas of operation with police spreading their search for similar spare parts yards in Dandora and its environs.
  • Spare parts shop owners have since been warned to refrain from promoting car theft.

Four gang members on Tuesday led police officers to a junkyard in Kariobangi South used for stripping stolen cars for onward sale as spare parts.

The four were arrested last Saturday on suspicion of being part of a car theft syndicate within Nairobi.

According to Kasarani OCPD Peter Kimani, the suspects have been operating within areas of Kasarani, Roysambu and Thika.

Three of the suspects; Stephen Njoroge Njihia, Gladys Wanjiku and Francis Kinyanjui were arrested in Kasarani while the fourth suspect was arrested later in an unclear location.

“It is not the first time for the four gang members to be arrested, they are wanted in Thika, Kamukunji, Kilimani and Kajiado. They were given bail and ran away,” said Kimani.

Roysambu, Garden Estate and Kahawa West, were listed as their other areas of operation with police spreading their search for similar spare parts yards in Dandora and its environs.

Spare parts shop owners have since been warned to refrain from promoting car theft.

The four will remain in police custody for 14 days after a Nairobi court, on Monday, granted police more time to conclude their investigations.

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