Police officers have arrested two suspects for allegedly terrorizing joggers along Mbagathi road and Lang’ata road. One of the two suspects posed as a woman.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) released a statement detailing the arrest. According to the statement, officers arrested 24-year-old Peter Momanyi, who posed as a woman, and his accomplice Joh Kimani after they defied orders to stop.
One police officer noticed that something was amiss when he asked them to stop. But, instead of stopping, the suspects started running away. Luckily, officers managed to catch up with them.
“Unbeknownst to the thugs, they had just encountered the spindly, young crime busters based at Langata Police Station. Their speed and proficiency in chasing after thugs is unmatched,” the DCI statement reads in part.
Officers arrested the suspects a few meters after the Mbagathi bridge. They recovered crude weapons from them, including knives and a chain. Officers will arraign the suspects in court.
Following the arrests, officers have asked Lang’ata and Mbagathi residents that have lost valuables to make reports at Lang’ata police station.
In the recent past, several Kenyans have raised the alarm over the significant increase in theft and muggings on various roads. Some of the routes that Nairobiuans have highlighted include; Westlands Road, Oloitoktok Road, Lang’ata Road, Waiyaki Way, and Mbagathi Way.
“Muggings are very common on Mbagathi Way, especially in the morning. Those who jog towards T-Mall or Kenyatta National Hospital on the other side are in danger. A lot of joggers enjoy listening to music while running. Therefore, they carry their phones and thugs are aware of this,” one resident told journalists.
This incident comes barely two weeks after officers shot two robbers dead along Southern bypass. The two were allegedly part of a gang that terrorizes residents in the area.