Three armed suspects were apprehended on Sunday by detectives on the Southern bypass. The thugs were armed with machetes and were planning to attack motorists.
According to a police report, the suspects, Brian Mwangi and Nickson Muchiri, aged 25, were arrested following a well-executed operation by Langata-based police officers.
DCI boss George Kinoti said today that a third suspect aged 15, was apprehended as he ran to the nearby Ngong forest, to elude arrest.
“Two motorbikes used by the criminals as their getaway means were also impounded, in the meticulous operation staged by the officers,” Kinoti added.
The suspects will be arraigned in court today to answer to charges of attempted felony, which is contrary to section 308 (1) of the penal code.
Their arrest follows a series of attacks on motorists along the busy highway.
A week ago, six other suspects were driven out of the forest in an identical operation. This came after they attacked a motorist and his three-year-old son.
Tom Onyango and his three-year-old son were traveling to Nairobi from Nakuru. Onyango stopped to let his son answer a call of nature when the thugs attacked them near the virtual weighbridge.
Mr. Onyango filed a report afterward at the Lang’ata Police Station.
Officers drawn from different units and a tracker dog were dispatched.
The gangsters were later caught in a nearby forest where they had reportedly taken cover after committing the crime.
By Everlyne Bosibori