Two in police custody over muggings around Kasarani Stadium
Police are holding two suspected gangsters who have been allegedly terrorizing and robbing members of the public, mainly pedestrians around Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani in Nairobi.
The two – Peter Maina and David Nyamwange Otiso – who were arrested by the Directorate of Criminal al Investigations (DCI) officers in Kasarani, are being held Kasarani Police Station.
Detective constable Geoffrey Kamau obtained orders to hold the duo for four days pending investigations into reported cases of muggings and robberies.
Mr Kamau said he is investigating a case of robbery with violence allegedly committed by the two suspects.
The matter under investigation was reported by Micah Kiprotich Sang who told the DCI that he was confronted by the two near the stadium’s gate 11 while heading to work on June 6 at 6am.
“The complainant was robbed of his phone worth Sh9,100 and Sh7000 in cash. The complainant was stabbed several times by the respondents (Maina and Otiso) during the incident,” Mr Kamau stated in his affidavit filed before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi of the Kibera Law Courts.
He was seeking custodial orders at the court to hold the suspects for seven days.
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The complainant was taken to Neema Hospital and later transferred to the Kenyatta National Hospital where he was admitted. The matter was later reported at Kasarani Police Station before DCI detectives in Kasarani took it over.
The two suspects were arrested on September 27 after they were mentioned by identified by members of the public.
Mr Kamau said he needs time to record the prosecution witness statements. He said Sang’s P3 form has not been filled. The detective said the two are suspected to have committed similar crimes elsewhere and he will arrange for an identification parade to be conducted.
The officers said the two have crucial leads that might assist the police to apprehend their accomplices. Ms Njagi granted Mr Kamau to detain the two until October 5.