Notorious knife-wielding mugger operating in Huruma, Kariobangi arrested

for Tv47 Digital November 20, 2022, 09:15 AM
Notorious mugger arrested on Outering Road
Dickson Gatonga Njeri (pictured) was arrested on November 19, 2022 after police in Nairobi on patrol along Outer Ring Road received intelligence on him. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • The Government is implementing new measures to deal with rising insecurity not just in Nairobi, but the whole country.
  • The Cabinet on Tuesday, November 15 approved the deployment of GSU officers to Nairobi streets to curb rising cases of muggings and robberies.

    A suspected robber was on Saturday, November 19 arrested by police who were o patrolalong the Nairobi Outering Road.

    The proverbial 40 days of a thief lapsed for one Dickson Gatonga Njeri, who was arrested by police officers who had received intelligence on him.

    Njeri is suspected to be a notorious mugger and was positively identified by his victims.

    "He is a suspected notorious mugger who was positively identified by several victims and has been operating in Huruma and Kariobangi," the National Police Service (NPS) says in a statement.

    Upon search, police officers recovered a kitchen knife from him. He was placed in the cells awaiting processing and arraignment on Monday, November 21.

    "The Multi-Agency security team in Nairobi County continues to record great success in accomplishing its objective of maintaining law and order.

    "We thank the public for partnering with the security team and for volunteering information leading to the successful arrest," adds the NPS.

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