Three suspected muggers have been arrested near KCA University along Thika Road.
Police officers on patrol arrested the three suspects identified as Vincent Ndiritu, Kelvin Maina, and Daniel Mwangi, all aged between 20 and 25 years, on Wednesday, November 16 around the area.
“They were on board a motorcycle registration number KMFG 511T. Upon quick search they were found with two sharp knives, and sharp spoons, and a sharp metal of about 15cm,” police report read.
Moreover, the motorbike had no insurance and Vincent, who was the rider, did not have a driving license.
The three suspected muggers are currently held in a cell awaiting identification for various criminal offences and interrogation. Likewise, they are set to be arraigned at the Makandara Law Court on Thursday, November 17.
Nevertheless, the KCA underpass is one of the areas the National Police Service has identified as key crime hotspots in Nairobi where these muggers and gangs are allegedly operating from amid the rise in insecurity.
The NPS also reported that the gangs are targeting individuals of all ages, business premises, M-Pesa operators and residential homes.
Some of the other areas highlighted as crime hotspots by the NPS include Drive-In flyover up to KCA, KCA underpass, Total exit along Thika road, Globe Cinema roundabout and Kipande road, ABC Place, Kangemi along Waiyaki way, and CBD (River Road, Archives, Kirinyaga road and Fig Tree.)
Nonetheless, the NPS have launched an operation to weed out these muggers and gangs terrorizing Nairobi residents.