The primary suspect in a 7-hour armed robbery in Nyamira that left scores injured and property of unknown value stolen has been arrested by police officers.
Detectives arrested the suspect, Joseph Otieno Kevuva, after successfully placing him at the crime scene before tracking him down to his refuge in Kondele, Kisumu.
He is thought to have been a member of a 10-man gang who stormed a homestead in Keroka’s Kierira village, violently stealing, gang-raping, and defiling children.
“In the abominable incident that involved the attack of over 13 victims found within the homestead, assorted mobile phones, over Sh130,000 in cash and more hundreds of thousands withdrawn from ATM banks were stolen,” a statement from the DCI reads.
Among the victims of the marauding gang were a nominated female MCA, a principal at a local high school, a CEC in Nyamira County Government, a Kenya Prisons officer, and a nurse at Nyamira County Hospital.
Other victims included an 80-year-old woman as well as a college and a high school student.
In the ordeal that lasted from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. on October 23, the gang is said to have subdued the victims with beatings and death threats before gang-raping three women.