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Mombasa Police Push Crime to the Wall as More Criminal Suspects are Put Behind Bars

Likoni law enforcement officers are increasingly fighting crime to the core citing the current high wave of robbery with violence and stealing cases across the sub-county.

Yesterday, two suspects,Thomas Nyamboga Ngao a.k.a ABA and Isaac Mwita Magoiga, were arraigned in a court of Mombasa where they were charged for stealing.

Ngao while at Ngumungumu village within Inuka area was arrested following accusations of stealing 105 boxes of ceremic tiles and two rolls of electrical cables with a value of kshs.245,600 from Hamoud Omar Salim.

The 38-year-old bleaded guilty to the charges before defended himself that he had been forced by a harsh economic condition that his family was going through due to a delayed salary from his boss even after working for Mr.Mohamoud for more than six months without pay.

His defensive statements however convinced the court that he had therefore pleaded not guilty against his charges and was remanded for 14 days or pay kshs. 100,000 or a cash bail of kshs.50,000. The case will be mentioned on October 25.

In another hand, Isaac Mwita Magoiga, the second suspect, had on October 7 been arrested at Liwatoni for stealing a mobile phone and a bag containing clothes from Mr. Collins Ochieng'.

Ochieng had made his first time visit to Mombasa before meeting a "generous and welcoming" friend who volunteered to guide him to an mpesa shop where he could charge his phone so as call his host.

Onyango felt so happy and safe that he even left his phone on charge together with his luggage at the shop and went for breakfast,little did he know he had fallen into the jaws of a hungry 'hyena'.

This is the time the suspect took advantage of his visitor and harriedly went and collected the phone together with the bag and disappeared. When Onyango returned, he could not believe his eyes! He had lost his items to his "good Samaritan".

A few days later, Magoiga was spotted at Liwatoni area smartly dressed in Onyango's clothes before ferry police officers bounced on him and taken to court where he was charged with the offense of stealing contrary to section 268(i) as read with section 275 of the penal code. Magoiga who pleaded guilty to his charges was convicted to 12 months imprisonment.

This security boost came barely a week after two other robbery with violence suspects were jailed on Thursday last week,

Collins Okoth alias "saitoti" was on November 7 convicted to 30 years imprisonment after a court of Mombasa found him guilty for the offense of robbery with violence contrary to section 295 as read with section 296(2) of the penal code.

'Saitoti' whose younger brother, Jimmy, was lynched by angry mob after he was caught ready handed robbing a woman few years ago is now sharing the same Cells with his elder brother, Moses Otieno a.k.a 'Dad' who is facing similar charges as his.

"Dad' had a few months ago been arrested and charged with the offense of preparation to commit a felony contrary to section 308(i)of the penal code.He was later released unconditionally by the court after the persecution failed to provide sufficient evidence for his prosecution.

Both Okoth, Otieno and Jimmy are a sibbling trio of serial robberies whose family has lost to crime and have been responsible for a robbery with violence spree within likoni and Mombasa as a whole.

According to investigations gathered during the time of publication of this article, a young, talented and highly trained energetic police officer attached to Likoni police division and a holder of a Bachelor degree in finance has been behind several arrests including notorious and hardcore criminal suspects.

Content created and supplied by: Masekemwita (via Opera News )

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