How robbery suspect was caught after robbing motorist in Huruma estate
A man caught by the police fleeing after allegedly robbing a woman of her mobile phone while inside a car along Outering Road was charged with robbery with violence contrary to section 296 (2) of the penal code.
Mr Ramadhan Hussein was charged with robbing Benedate Matelong’ of her mobile phone worth Sh17000 on April 17, 2023, while armed with a knife.
The court heard that Mr Hussein attempted to flee into the nearby Kiamaiko slums but four police officers on patrol ran after him and arrested him after Ms Matelong’ raised an alarm.
He is accused of using actual violence on the complainant during the alleged robbery.
Ms Matelong was in a cab headed towards Thika Superhighway when she was ambushed by the accused person who robbed her of the phone.
She raised an alarm and police officers pursued the accused person as he ran away and arrested him.
The cops recovered the phone stolen from Matelong’ from the suspect and escorted him to the Huruma police station where the complainant made a report and recorded a statement.
The officers caught up with the suspect after he entered a shanty where his accomplices were hiding but the accomplices escaped during the arrest.
The accused person was also charged with preparation to commit a felony after he was allegedly found with a knife in circumstances that police and prosecution believe indicated that he was so armed to commit violent robberies.
Mr Hussein was also charged with possession of bhang contrary to section 3 (1) of the Narcotic Drugs and psychotropic substances Act of 1994 and resisting arrest by police officers in contravention of section 103 (a) of the National Police Service Act of 2011.
The court heard that Mr Hussein was found with a quarter kilogram of bhang with a street value of Sh15, 000 and he declined to be arrested by police officers Corporal Kinyua and police constables Kelvin Karanja and Kelvin Orambui.
The suspect denied all the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi of Makadara Law Courts.
He was released on a bond of Sh200, 000. The case will be mentioned on May 26, 2023, before the hearing starts on November 21 this year.
Ms Matelong’ and the three police officers who arrested Mr Hussein are listed as witnesses in the case.