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Four nabbed for drugging passengers inside a bus

Four robbery suspects accused of using an unknown substance to stupefy passengers in a Nairobi-bound bus before stealing from them are set to be arraigned in court.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti in a statement said  the suspects were nabbed when the driver of the bus noted everyone inside the bus was asleep and snoring loudly.

He drove to Kabete Police Station and reached out to the officers for help.

“The bus traveling to the capital city from Kisumu had been driven into the station, after its driver noticed from the rearview mirror that everyone was fast asleep snoring, save for two people who were moving from seat to seat,” the statement read in part.

Two of the thugs attempted to jump out of the moving bus as they noticed the driver had noted what was going on.

Immediately, officers moved towards the bus and ordered everyone to alight and what also shocked them is that more than half of the occupants were sleepy and drowsy, reeling from the effects of a stupefying substance that had been administered to them.

The passengers started complaining that they had lost their valuables which include; laptops, tablets, mobile phones and cash money.

However, the hawk-eyed officers managed to single out four suspects in whose possession the valuables were recovered.

The four were identified as Stephen Odero, Benson Odero, Joshua Orengo and Harrison Nyamu.

The officers were booking them, the suspects suddenly became “drowsy, incoherent and very drunk which forced the law enforcers to first rush them to a nearby hospital for medical examination.”

“It is at the hospital that it was discovered that the suspects who were sweating profusely, had taken a dose of their own medicine after ingesting the remaining ‘pishori’, in a bid to destroy the exhibit,” Mr Kinoti said.

“Back at the station, the bus was allowed to continue with the rest of the journey, but with a word of caution to the passengers who were advised to seek medication on arrival,” he added.