Phone snatchers rescued by police in Thika
Three notorious phone snatchers are lucky to be alive after they were rescued by police from an irate mob in the Makongeni area.
The victims were caught red-handed stealing a phone from a woman and beaten to a pulp.
Luckily, patrol cops rescued them before they were lynched.
The suspects were beaten badly and their faces disfigured.
Elsewhere, Detectives based in Kakamega town have this evening recovered a firearm suspected to have been stolen from a police officer.
The Ceska pistol loaded with 15 rounds on 9mm calibre was recovered from three suspects who were holed at a house in Mukumu, Khayega location, following an intensive crackdown mounted by the DCI Western command on criminals and criminal gangs in the area.
Following the evening raid, Joseph Maina, 22, Dennis Githae, 25, and Stanley Githae, 20, were arrested and household goods suspected to have been stolen in various robbery incidents within Kakamega recovered.
The items included laptops, smart phones, television sets, home theatres among other electronic items and kitchenware.
The arrest of the trio and recovery of the firearm comes hours after yet another successful security operation, that led to the arrest of 14 members of a notorious outfit known as ’Mbogi la Izram Teritory’ that has been terrorising local residents with reckless abandon.
Earlier, detectives had received actionable intelligence regarding the suspects who immediately went into hiding, when they got wind that an operation to flush out criminals from the county had reached a crescendo.
The suspects are currently cooling their heels at Khayega police station pending arraignment in court tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, the recovered firearm shall be forwarded to the Ballistics section of the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, for examination and further analysis on its involvement in previous scenes of armed attacks.
We thank members of the public for their continued support and sharing of information, leading to the successful operation that our security agents have conducted in Kakamega and its environs.
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