Thieves disguised as Matatu crew arrested in Nairobi

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have put robbers masquerading as matatu drivers and conductors on notice. – By Gerald Gekara

This is after five robbery-with-violence suspects purporting to be PSV operators were last night arrested within Nairobi.

In a sweep conducted by officers based at Buruburu, Samuel Maina Wanyoike, Joseph Wainana Gitau, Felix Otieno, Dennis Omondi Otieno were arrested aboard M/V Reg. No. KBK 624 F.

According to the police, the matatu was captured on CCTV footage as it was being persued by a group of motorcycle riders.

The riders claimed the occupants had lured and violently robbed a man, who later sought the riders’ assistance.

While the suspects were being booked in the Occurrence Book, the victim reported to the station, positively identified them and narrated his ordeal.


All the recovered items have been kept as Exhibits.