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November 15, 2018

Three suspects arrested in Taita Taveta for railway vandalism

The metre gauge railway materials recovered by DCI detectives on November 8/ COURTESY
The metre gauge railway materials recovered by DCI detectives on November 8/ COURTESY

DCI detectives and KWS rangers on Thursday night arrested three men found vandalising the metre gauge railway in Mtito Andei, Taita Taveta county.

The three were found loading cable wires,nuts and rollers into into a lorry.

The suspects: Bernard Mwadime, Paul Wambua and Nelson Kenneth as well as the lorry driver Andi Ibrahim were taken into police custody and will be arraigned in court once police conclude their investigations.

See more: 12 charged with SGR vandalism, to serve life in jail if found guilty

Last year, President Uhuru Kenyatta warned that railway vandals risked being hanged if found guilty.

Read: Uhuru threatens death for SGR vandals, declares Sh700 fare at launch

Uhuru said destruction of the railway line amounted to economic sabotage, a capital offence whose punishment in Kenya is hanging.

Read Also: SGR vandalism cut by 80%, official says

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