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Police nip plan to ferry stolen motorbikes to Tanzania

Police have dismantled a motorcycle theft ring operating between Kenya and Tanzania, where the stolen motorbikes are believed to be having ready market.

This is after investigations revealed that there existed a well organized criminal gang that masterminded the disappearance of stolen motorbikes in various towns in the country, before ferrying them to Loitoktok town, from where they are sneaked across the border.

Agnes Wambui, believed to be the bait used to attract the boda boda riders, was the first to be arrested by detectives. Posing as a pillion passenger, Wambui stupefies her victims along the way before disappearing with the stolen motorbikes, once the ‘nduthimen’ (Boda boda riders) lose their consciousness.

The suspect, who was arrested after comprehensive investigations, led detectives to her other accomplices, including one Daniel Mwaniki and William Nkadanyo, alias Saningo. Nkadanyo was arrested in Loitoktok town, where he is believed to have a ready market for the stolen motorbikes.

Stolen mobile phones were also recovered from the suspects – including one that had been stolen from a motorbike rider, who was drugged before he also lost his bike in Juja, Kiambu County.

Over 30 tablets – believed to be stupefying drugs – were also recovered from the suspects, who were discovered to have pending criminal cases in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, and also in Diani, Kwale County.

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