Two individuals were detained on Tuesday in connection with the attack on a female motorist in Gataka, Ongata Rongai.
The two were apprehended after they reportedly exploited the victim’s information to rob her at her home on Sunday morning. After withdrawing Sh240,000 from a Mpesa outlet, the two were apprehended in Kasarani, about 50 kilometers from the crime location.
On the night of the incident, money was unlawfully moved from the woman’s account.
Armed robbers compelled the victim to provide her bank account information, allowing an illicit transfer to a Mpesa agency in Mwiki to take place.Police handling the case said those in custody include the agent of the Mpesa shop and the man who went to withdraw the cash after he was instructed by one of the attackers who were at the scene of the attack.
The gunman behind the spectacular attack on Sunday at 2 a.m., which was seen on CCTV and extensively shared on social media, are being pursued by a squad of detectives from the Special Service Unit. The attacks were allegedly led by a former renegade police officer who is now on the run, according to the team. One of the shooters was carrying an AK47 rifle, while another was carrying a handgun, and others were carrying rudimentary weapons.
The group was seen on camera attacking the woman shortly after she drove into her Gataka, Ongata Rongai complex.
During the event, the woman was beaten up, and the six thieves took money and electrical equipment from her home.
Detectives handling the case say they have profiled at least five suspects. One of the attackers used a panga to break the car’s window after the driver who was terrified refused to open it and later pulled her out. They then dragged the woman into her house where they ransacked it and forced her to divulge her bank details.
Many people are settling in the neighborhood, which is quickly growing. To improve security in the region, Matiang’i ordered the building of the Kandisi police station. He advised the administration that because it is a totally residential neighborhood, entertainment establishments and eateries should not operate between Kandisi and Rimpa stage. As part of their efforts to find the group responsible for Sunday’s attack, detective teams have visited the area and quizzed many persons.
INFORMATION SOURCE-THE STAR KENYA