The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Tuesday arrested the ring leader of a gang suspected of terrorising Nairobi City residents.
In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the DCI said that the gang leader, who has a case pending before court was arrested following a spate of house breakings and burglaries reported within Kayole Estate where victims have lost valuables worth thousands of shillings.
The gang leader was arrested by detectives based at DCI Nairobi regional command while driving a vehicle that had earlier on been fitted with a different number plate.
According to the statement, this led the officers to his house where upon search, they recovered several items including; assorted wrist watches, an antique guns frame wall hanging, mobile phones and tablets.
The detectives also recovered flash disks, earpods, earphones, 9 rolls of substance suspected to be psychotropic substance among other items.
Following the incident, the DCI now says the operation to arrest his accomplices and bring them to justice is on course.
“A notorious thug suspected to be the ringleader of a notorious gang that has been terrorizing city residents, has been arrested by sleuths based at DCI Nairobi regional command.” read the lead statement by DCI.
Phones and tablets recovered by the DCI Officers
Nairobi city has in recent months experienced an upsurge in criminal activities with many people coming out as casualties of the grim fate.
The situation has posed a big threat to city dwellers who have in many occasions made public outcry calling for an immediate action by the mandated security organs.
In spite of the harsh situation of criminal gangs controlling the city suburbs, the DCI in conjunction with other relevant authorities are on a mission to cut down all criminal groups sparking purge in Nairobi.
Kayole is evidently among the hotspot zones where criminal gangs execute their vices, the region which is located in the outskirts of the city is widely known for hosting the crime culprits.
Even as the government looks to halt the surging cases of crimes in Nairobi, residents have been urged to stay wary of the existence of these deadly gangs.
A photo of a person in handcuffs.