Two members of notorious gang that had attacked motorists arrested

for Tv47 Digital May 22, 2023, 05:29 AM
Robbery with violence gangsters arrested
The two suspects arrested are said to be part of a gang that were robbing a vehicle transporting farm produce from Tanzania to Busia. PHOTO/NPS

Police in Kericho County on Sunday, May 21 thwarted a robbery with violence attempt along the Muhoroni-Kipsitet Road in Bangla area.

The National Police Service (NPS) reports that five armed gangsters had attacked a vehicle - a Mitsubishi Fuso - driven by two men along the road. 

"Officers from Kipsitet Police Station while on patrol, encountered motor vehicle Mitsubishi Fuso driven by two men, with farm produce to Busia from Tanzania," the NPS says, adding that "the duo were being robbed by five gangsters, that had cut the rear canvas of the vehicle."

Police arrested two of the suspected thugs, only identified as 26-year-old Odhiambo, and 19-year-old Simon.

The officers also recovered two home-made guns fitted with five rounds of .22mm ammunitions, metallic axe, kitchen knife, two torches and an Infinix mobile phone.

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