Suspected members of notorious gang charged in court
Two men who are suspected to be members of a gang behind a series of robberies and burglaries in Kahoya estate have been charged in an Eldoret court.
The two, David Mbugua and Silas Wesonga, who were arrested on Monday have been charged with house breaking contrary to section 304 and stealing contrary to section 279 of penal act.
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The suspects were arrested by police officers from Huruma Police Station who received a tip-off from members of the public. The police tracked and arrested two suspects and seized the vehicle they were using.
According to residents, the six-member gang use a vehicle to carry out their criminal activities in the area.
“They pose as clients looking for a residential house but when they enter into a given plot they take note of houses whose owners are not around,” said one resident.
The court heard that on February 28 at Kahoya area in Turbo Sub County at the outskirt of Eldoret town, together with others not before court, while on board using a Toyota Corolla, entered the house of Lona Wafula and stole five laptops valued at Sh300,000, a 32-inch Samsung TV valued at Sh21,000, a Samsung mobile phone worth Sh42,000 and two digital cameras worth Sh182,000.
The accused persons denied the charge before Eldoret senior resident magistrate Rosemary Onkoba and were released on Sh200,000 bond with similar surety. The case will be mentioned on March 23.