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Policeman among suspects nabbed in robbery incident

suspects arrested by police. PHOTO/@NPSOfficial_KE/X
suspects arrested by police. PHOTO/@NPSOfficial_KE/X

Police have arrested three suspects accused of robbery on a highway in Kibwezi, Makueni County.

The arrests came after officers from the Kibwezi Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) launched an investigation into the disappearance of a lorry carrying 522 bags of rice along the highway.

police recovered the lorry. PHOTO@NPSOfficial/X
police recovered the lorry. PHOTO@NPSOfficial/X

According to the National Police Service, an Isuzu lorry of registration number KCY 107U, carrying the rice shipment from Mombasa to Nairobi, was intercepted by six men who took control of the vehicle in the Thange area.

Police identify suspects

The suspects have been identified as Francis Mutiso, a policeman based at Kibwezi Police Station who was also in full uniform and armed, Juda Kipkoech Kandie, and John Maingi.

The lorry, carrying 25 kilogram bags of rice, was recovered in the Manyanga area, a short distance from Kibwezi, while the driver was found abandoned in the Ngwata area.

Police have also detained a Probox vehicle, registration number KDD 396T, which is suspected to have been used in the commission of the crime.

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