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Robberies, murders in the city escalate

Attacks by robbers armed with pistols have increased in the city in the last one week, police records indicate.

However, no meaningful arrests of the suspects have been made by police even as they investigate serious crimes such as robberies and murders.

On Tuesday night, a woman was carjacked at the city centre and dumped in Kitusuru estate.

Ms Jean Njeri Muhoho, 66, and her friend were driving on Uhuru Highway at around 8.30pm but on reaching the University Way roundabout, she was stuck in a jam.

Nairobi County Commander Benson Kibui said that the victims were confronted by three men armed with pistols. 

The attackers took control of their car and drove to Kitusuru where they were abandoned.

They drove away with the car after robbing their victims of passports, Sh20,000, ATM cards and other personal effects.

In November last year, Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri was attacked at the same scene at around 9.30pm while also stuck in a traffic jam.

Another Asian businessman was shot on the neck by three men riding on a motorcycle along Mombasa Road near Liberty Plaza at around 6.30pm.

He was then robbed of Sh110,000 and car keys. Mr Kibue said that the victim was recuperating in hospital.

Similar attacks were also reported in Ongata Rongai, Runda, Kayole, Dagoreti and Langata.