Nyeri County has witnessed the rise of criminal activities by mainly young and productive men who ditch school for evils such as theft, murder and kidnappings.
A senior police officer's house was ransacked and several items looted on Sunday, August 29 after a group 3 of armed men stormed his compound, tied up a house help before searching thoroughly the home. The senior officer's house is located near Pembe Tatu region.
The three armed men, including one third year university student attached to a nearby Nyeri university pursuing Strategic Management are alleged to have stolen electronics items, a shotgun rifle and other household commodities worth millions of money.
Led by Nyeri Police boss, Mr Adiel Nyange, a team of officers laid a dusk to dawn manhunt for the men who escaped into the darkness with motorcycles loaded with electronics.
Police who had earlier been tipped of the suspicious activities going on in the compound, screened the home for fingerprints and other crucial leads.
But the breakthrough was when the motorcycle used to transport the items led the officers to the owner's house, Edwin Mwiti in Kangemi who in turn led them to the house of Erick Omondi Opiyo, 37 and James Maina Mbiru.
The following items were retrieved ;
Sony home theater
Shotgun riffle with 7 bullets
Motorcycle with registration number KMEG 536G among other valuables originating from the officer's home.
After the arrest of the two, police are still searching for more of their counterparts who are still believed to be on the run.
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