A two-year-old child who had been stolen from Buruburu, Nairobi was yesterday intercepted at the Busia border of Kenya and Uganda as he was being driven to the neighbouring country.
Two Ugandans who were in the car that was carrying the child were arrested. The car had also been reported as stolen from Buruburu area.
One of the suspects was a maid for the child in Nairobi. They are set to be brought to Nairobi to face charges there.
In other Crime roundup news:
A man was shot and seriously wounded in a robbery on a Mpesa shop in Ngara area, Nairobi. The gang managed to escape with Sh100,000 from the shop. The victim was trying to rescue the shop attendant from a gang that had attacked when he was shot in the abdomen. The gang managed to escape on a motorbike. Police say a hunt on the men is ongoing.
An elderly woman and her 47-year-old daughter were yesterday found killed in their house in Nairobi’s South B area. The 73-year-old woman is a retiree of treasury while her daughter was a businesswoman. Their bodies were found lying on their beds last night with their necks strangled. Nothing was stolen from the victims. A relative had gone to visit the two when they discovered the bodies. Police termed the incident murder and are looking for the suspects behind the same. The bodies were moved to the mortuary.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the issuance of fake work permits to dozens of firms in the country. The men have been operating as brokers at the immigration offices. Police and immigration officials said they are looking for more suspects.
Immigration officials say those whose permits were not picked by themselves should visit their offices to establish the status of the documents. Director of immigration services wants investors, expatriates and persons seeking residence status to engage his office directly through established systems and procedures.
Police have arrested a man in connection with the theft of two vehicles stolen from a Nyali yard in 2014.
The suspect, who is an accountant at Kericho Law Courts, was arrested after the two vehicles – Toyota V8s – were recovered from his Syokimau home in 2018.
The two vehicles are among five stolen from Nippon Korea Investment Ltd in Nyali in 2014 and have been detained at the Parklands Police Station since they were recovered last year.
According to the DCI, investigations conducted by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) further revealed that the vehicles’ chassis numbers had been tampered with.