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Police recover KSh30m goods stolen in transit, arrest three

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  • Stolen items also included an assortment of electronics.
  • They were destined for South Sudan, where owner supplies traders.

Police in Nairobi have recovered motor vehicle tyres and electronic goods stolen while in transit.

The lorry used in transporting the goods, a Scania registration number KBU 315Z, has also been seized.

Three suspects Joseph Njoroge,35, Mohamed Noor Sheikh,34 and Josphat Gitau 37 are now in custody.

“On July 15, 2021, Khadija Abdi Mohamud imported goods which were destined for South Sudan, where she supplies to local traders,” says the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). “The goods were received at the port of Mombasa, cleared and were on their way to their destination before they were diverted to Ruiru.”

After the merchandise failed to arrive at its intended destination within the stipulated period, Khadija filed a police report regarding the disappearance.

Truck with stolen South Sudan goods TV47
The Scania truck that was being used to transport the goods has also been recovered. PHOTO/DCI.

Detectives launched investigations, whereupon they established that the merchandise had been diverted to Ruiru, Kiambu County. It was “offloaded into a warehouse within New Horizon Industrial Park,” says DCI.

The Ruiru-based detectives further traced another batch of the stolen goods to Ongata Rongai and Kiserian, Kajiado County. “During the operation, 120 pieces of tyres that were being loaded to trailers for transit were recovered,” adds DCI.

The sleuths say they are pursuing several leads in order to recover the remaining stolen goods.

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