How cops mistook four naked Kenyans for armed robbers in Ruai

Four naked occupants two men and two ladies jumped out, lifting their hands up in surrender.

In Summary

•The Director of Criminal Investigations said the suspects showed no sign of stopping after a five-kilometer chase.

•“But officers deflated two of the suspects tires in two precise shots, bringing the dramatic chase to an abrupt end,” Kinoti said.

Crime scene.
Crime scene.
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Four people were arrested on Friday night after an alarm was raised of a suspicious vehicle in Ruai, Nairobi.

Vianney Kibet, Silvia Kasiva, Esther Karingari and Denzel Njiru were arrested naked after being suspected to be armed robbers.

According to DCI George Kinoti, a concerned neighbor called the police stationed at the AP driving school in Ruai and informed them of a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood.

Kinoti said the police approached the vehicle cautiously from a distance.

“Suddenly, they saw silhouettes of human beings quickly jump into the vehicle that sped off, leaving behind a thick cloud of dust,” Kinoti said.

The Director of Criminal Investigations said the suspects showed no sign of stopping after a five-kilometer chase.

“But officers deflated two of the suspects tires in two precise shots, bringing the dramatic chase to an abrupt end,” Kinoti said.

Kinoti said when the officers approached the truck, four naked occupants two men and two ladies jumped out, lifting their hands up in surrender.

“It was such an anticlimax for the law enforcement officers, who had earlier swung into action thinking that it was another action-packed night, of engaging city thugs,”DCI said.

“Only for them to discover that they had just spoiled the party for four adults who were having the time of their lives, probably celebrating the recently vacated dusk-dawn curfew."

The four were escorted to Ruai police station, where their safety and security was guaranteed for the rest of the night.

Their vehicle was also towed to the station.