DCI nabs notorious Nairobi car theft syndicate led by a househelp

Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have busted a notorious car theft syndicate operating from Kileleshwa, Nairobi.

During the sting operation over the weekend, police recovered two motor vehicles — a Toyota Prado and Nissan Navara — master keys, fake number plates, masking tapes and vehicle break-in items.

The six, police said, have pending burglary cases in court.

Among the key suspects is a househelp, who was arrested in Donholm, Nairobi, where she was hiding. 

The six suspects are:- Stephen Ngiru Kuria, Wilson Mutua Kitheka, Vincent Odhiambo, Elizabeth Akinyi Abuto, Lavender Akinyi Ogilo & Quinter Adhiambo Ongi’no.

Recently, warrants of arrest were issued by Kibera Law Courts against two suspects, Elizabeth Akinyi Abuto and Lavender Akinyi Ogilo for absconding court and jumping bail respectively.

DCI boss George Kinoti said the arrest comes following a robbery in Kitengela. The operation lead police to Garden Estate, off Thika Road, where a safe was found. 

According to the police, the well-organized  gangs target high-end residential houses where they steal valuables and sell them to unsuspecting clients as second hand items. 

Last week, police arrested a gang of scammers at a rented house in Kaputei Gardens in Kileleshwawhere fake gold was discovered.

Kileleshwa raid

Detectives said the consignment,which was stuffed in metallic boxes and their weight altered using cement and mallets, bore Ghanian custom papers.

Eight cars including a Subaru, Mercedes Benz and a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado were towed to Kilimani police station.

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