by Silvester Oundo
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Following the spate of robberies and armed attacks that have rocked Embu county and its environs, an undercover team of detectives has arrested the main suspects and recovered crucial exhibits, related to the crimes.

Three main suspects have been rounded up after a four-day sting operation that was conducted by detectives from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau, to put to an end the escalating crime wave that had bedeviled the town and its environs.

James Murathi alias Jimcarter, 39, Andrew Murathi alias Waaxy, 44, and Charles Mwaniki, alias Bush, 37, were arrested last evening and whisked to Siakago police station for further interrogation.

The daring suspects had in August this year broken into a house Ishiara, Mbeere North sub county and terrorised its occupants before making away with assorted household goods, an unspecified amount of cash and the victim’s motor vehicle.

This is after they disconnected the home’s CCTV cameras and took off with its recorder to avoid being unmasked. Detectives have since recovered the vehicle and handed it back to its owner.

Last month, the same gang armed with machetes, axes and other crude weapons staged yet another attack at a homestead in Kanyuambora and made away with around Sh30,000 and 6 mobile phones.

The suspects are being interrogated before arraignment in court to answer to charges of robbery with violence contrary to section 203 and read with section 204 of the penal code.


suspected gangsters aged between 20-26 were arrested on Monday night in Mathare Area One, Nairobi County.

The arrests happened after police officers attached to the National Police Service (NPS) received a tip-off from members of the public and they quickly flushed out the youths from their hideout.

The police said the suspects were found in possession of four knives and eight rolls of bhang.

Following the arrests, the police reiterated their commitment to stamping out crime in the city.

“The National Police Service Multi-Agency Team in Nairobi continues to make headway in addressing the emergence of predatory crimes especially muggings in Nairobi,” the police said in a statement.

The arrest of the youth is in line with continued efforts by the National Police Service to deal with crime.

Last week Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof Kithure Kindiki issued orders asking the police to ensure that they deal with crime in the country at large.

Already, Inspector General of Police Mr Japheth Koome has promised to deal firmly with criminal across the country.

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