MOBILE PHONES THEFT

Two foreigners among six arrested for theft in Kiambu

Hundreds of mobile phones and laptops suspected to be stolen were recovered.

In Summary

• Upon interrogation of the two suspects, the detectives proceeded to 1st Avenue in Eastleigh where they raided Diligent Phone repair shop where the stolen merchandise was recovered.

• According to the DCI, two of the suspects were initially arrested in connection to an increase in burglary cases reported at Karuri area in Kiambu County.

Arrested for phone theft.
Arrested for phone theft.
Image: FILE

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations detectives has launched a probe into an incident where six suspects were nabbed and hundreds of mobile phones recovered in Nairobi.

According to the DCI, two of the suspects were initially arrested in connection to an increase in burglary cases reported at Karuri area in Kiambu County.

Macheme Rodgers Julius and Ukwale Ben Sirira who are both foreign nationals were nabbed on Wednesday morning by a combined team of DCI sleuths and officers based at Kihara Police post.

 
 

Interrogation of the duo led detectives to a phone repair shop in Eastleigh where hundreds of assorted mobile phones and laptops suspected to be stolen were recovered.

"Upon interrogation of the two suspects, the detectives proceeded to 1st Avenue in Eastleigh where they raided Diligent Phone repair shop," the DCI said via Twitter.

"Following the raid, four more suspects namely Peter Githinji, James Kahiga, Martin Mburu and James Kahiga have been arrested and are being processed for arraignment."

This comes amid rising electronic theft especially in Nairobi CBD increasing notorious stolen mobile phone dealership in the city.

A few months ago, a joint crackdown conducted by the DCI and officers based at Kamkunji police station led to the arrested of three suspected burglars and recovery of over 500 phones.

Nairobi regional police boss Philip Ndolo said the trio was nabbed and items recovered from a shop in Muthurwa.