Kenya: How Three Men Robbed American of Cash and Phones After Picking Him At JKIA

3 December 2019

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is looking for three men who hoodwinked an American national to travel to Nairobi from South Africa, kidnapped him at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport before assaulting and robbing him at their rented room in Pipeline Estate in Embakasi.

Philipe Chiliade, who lives in South Africa, had traveled to Kenya on invitation of his Facebook friends who picked him at the JKIA using a taxi on November 28, but is now nursing injuries after he was assaulted and robbed.

The suspects later called a relative Fredrick Muendo Mutua to cook for Chiliade and escort him back to JKIA after they escaped with an unknown amount of cash in US Dollars, two mobile phones and a Visa card.

Chiliade raised the alarm while Mutua was escorting him back to the airport and Mutua was arrested by members of public.

The other three suspects escaped.

Inspector Anderson Miriti of Embaksi DCI's offices on Monday obtained orders before Makadara Law Courts, to detain Mutua for five days to assist in investigations, including searching for the three suspects.

Inspector Miriti told Principal Magistrate Stephen Jalang'o that investigators are gathering evidence from JKIA and Kithyoko in Machakos County where the other suspects are believed to be hiding the loot.

Mutua will be held until Monday next week.

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