- Five suspects of robbery with violence are being detained at Kasarani police station for five days.
- Investigating Officer Benjamin Wangila who sought and was granted the days said the complainant in the case is Joseph Maina Kanyi.
Five suspects of robbery with violence are being detained at Kasarani police station for five days to conduct investigations into the matter.
The five are Fredrick Otieno Owino, Gordon Omondi Michael, Franklin Omondi Ochuodho, Gloria Kweri and Felix Kasyoki Kilundo.
Investigating Officer Benjamin Wangila who sought and was granted the days said the complainant in the case is Joseph Maina Kanyi.
"The complainant on a date he did not exactly recall opened an account on a dating site known as tinder where he met a person by the name Otile B", Wangila said in an affidavit before Principal Magistrate Marylene Opondo yesterday.
He said the complainant then started to chat with Otile B and eventually planned to meet.
The officer said Otile B lured the complainant to his house within Ngumba estate where after staying for a short while they were joined by three other men who were armed with crude weapons.
He said Otile B and the three other armed men turned against the complainant by assaulting him with blows and kicks while demanding money.
Wangila said the suspects took the complainants phone where they transferred money from his Equity Bank account number 0020198729547 to his M-Pesa account number 0703136436 and later withdrew the money from an ATM.
He said the complainant reported the matter at Kasarani vide OB 42/12/10/2021.
"The respondents are still willing to assist in the apprehension of more suspects," Wangila told the court.
He said he needs more days to enable him complete investigations on recording key witnesses statements, arresting the respondents' accomplices who are currently at large and getting M-Pesa statements from Safaricom limited and other banks.
The officer said the respondents need to be in custody since they are dangerous persons and can obstruct the investigations by interfering with known witnesses.
The mention of the case will be October 27.
Edited by D Tarus