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Two arrested as detectives impound Moyale bus ferrying stolen bikes; they dismantle bikes, pack them as parcels

In Summary

  • Detectives impounded the Moyale-bound bus in Ruiru, along Thika Super Highway. They found the bike had been dismantled and packed as parcels.
  • The two suspects are currently held at Capitol Hill Police Station. They will be arraigned on Monday.

Police in Nairobi have arrested two suspects believed to be members of a syndicate that has been reigning terror on bodaboda operators in the country.

It appears that the notorious gang has been targeting bodaboda operators with new motorcycles, stealing their bikes and then selling them into a neighbouring country.

How they were nabbed in Moyale bus

Last Friday, the two suspects went to a dealer in Nairobi seeking to buy a motorbike on loan.

Suspicious, Maurice Nyang’au placed a different track on the product. He then tracked it to Kyamaiko, where one of the trackers was disabled. It was then ferried to Eastleigh as a parcel.

“Then the multiagency team tracked the bus and at mid night it was headed to Moyale. They stopped it at Ruiru along the Thika Superhighway…,” says Nyang’au.

Detectives impounded the Moyale-bound bus in Ruiru, along Thika Super Highway. They found the bike had been dismantled and packed as parcels.

A close search in the bus led to five other relatively new motorcycles that had been dismantled into smaller parts and packed as parcels.

“Detectives placed a different kind of tracker, so they disabled the one that was fitted but could not trace the other one,” says Nairobi County Police Operations Chief Said Kiprotich.

Police say that the five bikes are just part of the many more that have been stolen in the country and transported to Ethiopia. It is believed that in Ethiopia, they are in high demand and no one questions their documentation.

The two suspects are currently held at Capitol Hill Police Station. They will be arraigned on Monday.

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