15-year-old boy among machete-wielding gang arrested at Southern bypass

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Three suspects who have been attacking motorists along the Southern bypass in Nairobi have been arrested.

Brian Mwangi (25), Nickson Muchiri (25) and the 15-year-old were caught with machetes and a motorbike, planning to stage the attack.

The 15-year-old tried to escape into Ngong forest, but Langata police officers caught up with him.

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“BRIAN MWANGI AND NICKSON MUCHIRI AGED 25, WERE ARRESTED FOLLOWING A WELL EXECUTED OPERATION, MOUNTED BY LANGATA BASED POLICE OFFICERS. A THIRD SUSPECT AGED 15, WAS ALSO ARRESTED AS HE FLED TO THE NEARBY NGONG FOREST, IN A BID TO EVADE ARREST. TWO MOTORBIKES USED BY THE CRIMINALS AS THEIR GETAWAY MEANS WERE ALSO IMPOUNDED, IN THE METICULOUS OPERATION STAGED BY THE OFFICERS,” READ A STATEMENT BY DCI.

The operation was launched after a spike in attacks on motorists along the Southern bypass at night.

Last week, police arrested 6 other suspects in connection to the robberies along the highway.

This was after a man who had alighted from his car to let his 3-year-old attend a call of nature.

Lang’ata police boss Benjamin Mwanthi appealed to motorists who have been attacked along the busy highway to report and help identify the suspects within seven days.

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