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Matatu crew arrested on suspicion of robbing commuters

Three people, who are believed to have been robbing and terrorising commuters along Thika Superhighway, were arrested by the police on Wednesday.

The three, who included the driver of the 14-seater matatu, his tout and a third person, were intercepted at Waki stage in Ruiru by detectives from Ruiru Police Station who were acting on a tip off.

Police report indicates that more than 40 phones, assorted ID cards and SIM cards were found stashed in a bag inside the matatu.

The three are also suspected to be part of a gang that hires other criminals to complete their mission.


According to the police, they have been receiving multiple complaints from passengers who lost phones in the matatu and some of the passengers had recorded the vehicles registration particulars.

The police have now called on anyone who lost a mobile phone in a matatu along that route to come out and identify their phones and record statements which will determine the charges to be pressed on the suspects.

The three suspects are being held in police custody as investigations continue before they are charged in Thika Court.