Three muggers apprehended along Thika Road.

Three Muggers who were arrested near KCA University along Thika Road in Nairobi on November 16, 2022. [Photo | NPS]

Nairobi police have apprehended three alleged muggers near KCA University on Thika Road.

The three suspects, named as Vincent Ndiritu, Kelvin Maina, and Daniel Mwangi, were apprehended on Wednesday by police officers on patrol in the region.

“They were riding on a motorcycle with the license plate KMFG 511T.” “They were found with two sharp knives, sharp spoons, and a sharp metal of about 15cm after a rapid search,” police said in a report.

The motorcycle lacked insurance, and the rider lacked a driver’s license.

The trio was being held in a cell awaiting identification and interrogation for numerous criminal offenses.

They are scheduled to appear in Makandara Law Court on Thursday, November 17.

The KCA underpass location along Thika Road is one of the areas identified by the National Police Service as important crime hotspots in Nairobi, where gangs are alleged to be operating amid the increase in insecurity.

According to a study distributed to newsrooms on Monday, a survey of crime statistics in Nairobi revealed that gangs are targeting people of all ages, businesses, M-Pesa operators, and residential houses.

The NPS has identified the locations of the criminals, which include the Drive-In flyover up to KCA along Thika road, the KCA underpass, the Total exit along Thika road, the Globe Cinema roundabout, and Kipande road.

Other neighborhoods include ABC Place, Kangemi along Waiyaki Way, and CBD (River Road, Archives, Kirinyaga road and Fig Tree.)

Meanwhile, police have stated that an operation to dismantle the gangs is underway.

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