Police have launched a search for the whereabouts of the driver of the vehicle which was on Tuesday evening recovered with 17 other cars in a compound within Mountain View Estate.
The taxi driver of Toyota NZE disappeared on August 10 in Central Business District. Attempts by the owner Moses Ominde to trace it were futile after the tracking device was allegedly tampered with.
Two days later the tracking device located the vehicle in Kiambu and later in Mountain View estate where it was recovered in a businessman's compound.
The driver's family and the owner of the vehicle were yesterday summoned to Kabete police station to record their statements and identify the car that had been reported stolen as the Central Police Station.
Ominde said the driver's wife called him to say that she had not seen her husband prompting him to alert the stolen vehicle tracking firm which confirmed that they could not trace the vehicle.
Some people yesterday went to Dagoretti Divisional Criminal Investigations Officer Joseph Ondoro to search for their cars. Another person reported that he had identified one of the vehicles as his and was robbed of at Kitengela as he was entering his home.
The claimant said the carjackers drove to Ruai where they abandoned him. He was asked to visit Kabete police station to identify the vehicle. The vehicles were yesterday towed to Kabete police station where Flying Squad detectives and their counterparts from Criminal Investigations Department headquarters began verifying the documents presented by the man from whose compound they were recovered.
The man, the proprietor of Mwananchi Credit Ltd, a micro-finance company allegedly based in Eco Towers said that the vehicles belonged to people who had borrowed money from the micro-finance company and left behind the vehicles as collateral.
Some of the vehicles had insurance certificates that bear different numbers from their registration numbers or interchanged insurance certificates. Driving licences were also found in the vehicles.
The man told police that he had documents to prove that the vehicles were legally in his custody and with the consent of the owners. Police are also seeking the man's real names after he forwarded four names to police.