Police officers from Lang’ata managed to arrest a notorious highway robber who has been causing mayhem to majority of motorists plying the southern bypass in Nairobi on Tuesday. The 5:30 am incident, brought business and transport to a standstill as police finally managed to arrest the robber together with his two accomplices hijacking motorists near the National Housing Corporation offices located near the bypass.
During the ambush, police managed to seize an assortment of knives and metal bars which the robbers use to scare and sometime cause serious body harm to innocent motorists. According to Lang’ata OCPD, Mr. Elijah Maina, police have been looking for the suspect who is believed to be a notorious thief and famous in majority of robbery cases in the area. Mr. Elijah Maina stated that police are still on a manhunt to arrest another accomplice who managed to escape. He believes the arrested suspects will play a major role in revealing the whereabouts of their colleague.
Despite efforts by police to beef up security in the area, the robbers have been very disreputable. A victim claimed that he was almost robbed on Wednesday, but was rescued by presence of an oncoming police vehicle that caused the robbers to escape.
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