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Trio caught red-handed: Stealing Sh9.5m worth of goods

By Nyaboga Kiage February 7th, 2023 2 min read

Full details of how police officers trailed and managed to nab three suspects who had stolen goods worth Sh9.5 million from Nairobi to Makueni, a distance of 118.2 kilometres, can now be revealed.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday, February 6, 2023, managed to nab three suspects who allegedly stole goods worth Sh9.5 million from a go-down based in Embakasi, Nairobi County.

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Nairobi News has established that sleuths gathered themselves following reports that the three, Mr Haron Wachira, Mr Denis Onkoba and Mr Wambua Mutua, had gone into hiding instead of taking the goods to the preferred destination.

The city-based detectives trailed the three and noticed that they were on their way towards the Eastern part of Kenya, and they quickly went after them.

“The trio was nabbed hours after the incident in Kasikeu area within Makueni County, as they fled with the merchandise belonging to Bu-Mat Distributors in a lorry,” a detective privy to the matter said.

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In an earlier police signal seen by Nairobi News, the stolen goods included; smart speakers worth over Sh6 million, kitchenware and other goods that had been loaded into a Mistubishi canter and were to be sold to the market.

The DCI believes that the goods were headed to the black market, which means illegal traffic or trade in officially controlled or scarce commodities.

Sleuths, attached to the DCI, who spoke on condition of anonymity and is privy to the ongoing investigations, said they were also planning to grill and arraign the property owners.

The registration number of the white canter is KCY 285W which has also been detained by the police, who are preparing a charge sheet that will be used to arraign them in court today, Tuesday, February 6, 2023.

The suspects are currently in custody and being processed to answer to charges of robbery with violence.

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