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Police bust car theft ring and recover vehicles stolen during ‘Churchill Show’

By Amina Wako October 8th, 2019 1 min read

Detectives on Monday nabbed seven suspects who are believed to be part of car theft syndicate operating in Eldoret and its environs.

Uasin Gishu County Police Commander (CPC), Johnstone Ipara has confirmed that among the eight vehicles recovered during the operation, two were stolen during a Churchill Show screening in Eldoret.

The popular comedy show was held at the Eldoret Sports Club two weeks ago.

The seven, who are accused of being part of the ring behind vehicle theft in Kericho, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nakuru and Bomet counties, have been detained at Eldoret Cetral Police Station.

“We have been trailing this syndicate for quite some time before we eventually busted them in the confines of their hidings,” Uasin Gishu CPC stated while addressing journalists on Monday.

Police also confiscated parts of dismantled vehicles from the compound of one of the suspect who was arrested in Kericho.

One victim, who was at the police station, identified his vehicle’s windscreen which was stolen more than a month ago along Mandago Street next to Zion Mall in Eldoret town.

“I saw the windscreen belonging to my vehicle but the vehicle has not yet been recovered,” said Josphat Nyamu.

Ipara has appealed to members of the public who have lost their vehicles to report to the Central Police station and find out if they could among those recovered.