Five teenagers have been arrested in connection to the series of robberies that have hit the affluent Nyali suburb, in the coastal city of Mombasa.
Detectives rounded up the gang after saving one of the gang members from a rowdy mob that almost lynched him. The Mtwapa based crime busters came to the rescue of 19-year-old Bakari Juma Saidi alias Abu, who locals had linked to several robberies in Kadzandani area.
Bakari was rescued from the jaws of the angry mob, that had already administered instant justice to the suspect, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.
As the sleuths rushed him to hospital for treatment, they obtained crucial leads that later led them to the suspect’s accomplices, in the Kiembeni Bobo area where more arrests were made.
David Juma aka Devido aged 19, an ex-convict of Shimo La Tewa prison, Marriam Ali aged 18, Kamanzi Kikoba aged 18 and a 17-year-old juvenile locally known as Bibi ya OCS, married to a notorious wanted criminal known as Ali alias OCS. The suspects were booked and are facing various charges ranging from robbery, stealing and assault.
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John Maloba These teenagers should be forcefully taken to a technical institute. They can be rescued. Yule hataki ,shauri take.
Nyasimi Bw’Osebe Take seriously such coded naming. For instance, Bibi ya OCS could mean the husband is the commander of the gang. Anyway, salute to the Mtwapa based sleuths for the arrests.
Wesley Kipsang Bett These effects of a government that has failed in job creation to these teenagers. The cost of life again has tripled making such juveniles to look for other means of survival.
Mwai Martin K Its very Unfortunate they chose to start their lives in completely wrong-footing, unless they change, they lives will drastically be shortened. I hope this is their turning point. All below 20yrs they have a many days ahead
Vitahd Kinyanjui Very unfortunate,the trend of teenagers engaging in serious crime is worrying,where did rain started beating us,who is to blame,parenting,schooling or entire society?
Caleb Cy Caleb All of them are young energetic youths below 20 yrs whom they can be confiscated and taken to rehabilitation and they can reform fully. After rehab taken to technical institutes
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