Several more suspects were arrested on Friday in connection with the theft of Ksh 94.9 million from Quickmart Supermarket earlier this month.
The four individuals apprehended on Friday are also employees of Wells Fargo, colleagues of the two main suspects believed to have escaped with the large sum of money on November 6. The four individuals are Joel Oyuchi Mweseli (Controller/Tenant), Harrison Mugendi Njeru (Officer in charge of drivers), Caleb Ouma Okinyi (Vehicle Supervisor), and Ronald Ouma Oluu who oversees employee commanders.
These suspects were arrested on charges of negligence at work and are also believed to have conspired with the two main suspects, Daniel Mugetha and Anthony Nduiki, who are still at large. They will spend the weekend in police custody and are expected to be brought to court on Monday, November 27.
So far, eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the theft of Ksh 94.9 million from Quickmart, and over Ksh 9 million has already been recovered. The investigation to locate additional suspects, including the two main suspects, is still ongoing.
A few days ago, four other suspects were arrested in different locations within and around Nairobi after being linked to the crime.
Approximately two weeks ago, investigators from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) handling the case successfully arrested four suspects. These four were apprehended in different locations after being linked to the robbery that shocked the entire nation earlier this month, and Ksh 9,101,300 was recovered from the operation.
According to the National Police Service (NPS), the first suspect, Ismael Patrick Gitonga, was arrested in Rongai, Kajiado County, after it was discovered that his Toyota Fielder was used to transport the stolen money from the escort vehicle.
Gitonga was also reported to have been the one driving the vehicle after taking the money.
The other two suspects, Michael Matolo Njeru and Samuel Onyango, were arrested in Njiru, Nairobi, while they were attempting to repair the vehicle reportedly carrying the stolen money to conceal its identity.
Police reported that the fourth suspect, Martin Nderi Nganga, was arrested in Kasarani, Nairobi, and Ksh 9,101,300 was found in his rented house.
“Also recovered was a box of money in a forest near Gataka Market, in the Karen area,” NPS said in a statement on Sunday morning.
At that time, investigators handling the theft case announced that they would continue the search for the remaining stolen money and arrest additional suspects.