Nairobi News

NewsWhat's Hot

Cops bust gang that robs matatu passengers on Thika Superhighway – VIDEO

Police have arrested three members of a gang that has been robbing matatu passengers on Thika superhighway.

The three are said to pose as ordinary passengers before pouncing on other passengers in a well co-ordinated operation that targets specific matatus.

Ruiru OCPD James Ng’etich told NTV that the gang collude with matatu drivers and touts.

The registration numbers of the vehicles are KAU 563B, KBB 901B, KAB 875?, KBH 876Y and KAT 593H.

One matatu, registration number KBH 876 Y belonging to Travellers Sacco, has previously been on the spot after a Chinese man was robbed Sh10,000 along Mombasa road while on board.

Another matatu, registration number KAU 563B, was in November 2017 reported to have been carrying six robbers who robbed passengers on board according to a tweet that warned commuters to avoid the said matatu.

Police on Sunday arrested three suspects; Alfred Macharia Mungai who was posing as a driver, Samwel Kamau Wanyoike, the conductor and Charles Omondi Opundo whose role was to identify potential targets, in an operation in which a police officer posed as a commuter.

“These are people who are armed with crude weapons, knives and we don’t rule out whether they have firearms but the complainants who have come out some of them have been injured using crude weapons,” said OCPD Ng’etich.