KENYA: Police Trails Gang For Kidnapping, Robbery   

KENYA: Police Trails Gang For Kidnapping, Robbery  

By Augustine Ehikioya


Police officers in Gilgil, Nakuru County, Kenya, are pursuing a criminal gang known for kidnapping and robbing members of the public.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) on Monday.

It said “Detectives based in Gilgil, Nakuru County are pursuing a criminal gang operating across the county, that has been roughing up members of the public before bundling them in a white Toyota Noah, robbing them of valuables.

“The dreaded knife-wielding gang of four men including the driver singles out specific targets at isolated areas, whom they frogmarch into their vehicle, tie up and blindfold, before robbing them and dumping them a distance away.

“In one such incident in Gilgil yesterday morning, a lone man who was waiting for a matatu by the roadside was bundled into the said vehicle, before his cash, some shopping, Cooperative and Equity Bank ATM cards were robbed from him.

“The tied up and blindfolded victim was later flung from the moving vehicle at Kariandusi, after being forced to reveal the pin numbers for the atm cards. Passersby rescued him before reporting to the Police.”

The Police, in the statement, urged members of the public in the county to beware of the trend.

It asked anyone to come forward with information that would lead to the identification of the culprits or vehicle that is believed to be using different registration numbers.

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