The Star (Nairobi)

8 March 2014

Kenya: Gang of Three Held Over Uhuru Cousin Robbery

TWO men and a woman have been arrested in connection with a robbery at the home of President Uhuru's cousin Ngengi Muigai.

The suspects were held on Wednesday night in Kangemi in Nairobi by detectives from the Special Crime Prevention Unit. Police recovered a Nokia mobile phone believed to have been stolen from Ngengi's house on November 20 last year.

Two men and the woman reportedly used an AK47 to attack the home of Ngengi in Kyuna Estate and robbed the family of Sh200,000, mobile phones and household items. The gang arrived at the home shortly after 1am where they spent close to five hours. They asked for food and were served.

They left the house at around 5am. The matter was reported to Spring Valley police station and investigations opened by the Gigiri Police Division CID.

On Thursday, police tracked down the mobile phones which led the police to a house at Bot- tom in Kangemi where the woman was arrested.

Past efforts to arrest the attackers failed because the phone had been switched off. Head of SCPU police Noah Katumo declined to reveal more on the matter because it is still under investigations.

Officers privy to the investigations said police recovered the mobile phone from the woman who led them to the two male suspects. None of Ngengi's family members was hurt during the attack.

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