Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested six suspected armed and dangerous gangsters who have been violently attacking and robbing motorists of their valuables along Nairobi’s Southern Bypass.
According to the sleuths, their arrest followed a report made by a motorist who was violently robbed of his valuables after he stopped his vehicle, a silver Mercedes Benz to let his son answer a call of nature.
Tom Onyango and his three year-old son were driving from Nakuru to Nairobi, when they were accosted by the thugs a few metres past the virtual weighbridge.
Immediately Onyango made his report at Langata Police Station, a contingent of officers drawn from general duty, DCI, and a tracker dog from the canine unit were deployed to flush out the suspects from their hideout deep in the nearby forest.
“When the officers finally emerged from the forest, they had six suspects in their custody, three of whom were positively identified by the badly shaken victim and his son, as those who had attacked them,” the DCI said in a statement.
The DCI is appealing to motorists who have previously been attacked along the busy highway to report to Langata Police Station and assist in identifying the suspects within the next seven days.