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Bungoma: Police Arrest Four Notorious Thugs In Bungoma, Assorted Items Recovered

Police officers in collaboration with National government officers (NGAO) in Bungoma have arrested four thugs; two women and two men who have been stealing from shops and breaking into people’s houses within Bungoma town and its environs.

The suspects were arrested in Namuyemba village, Kanduyi constituency during a crackdown that was contacted by police officers and Kanduyi Assistant County commissioner (ACC) Abdi Shakur.

Addressing the press at Bungoma police station where the four suspects are held, Bungoma South OCPD Benjamin Kimwele said that investigating officers have been doing interrogations to nab the notorious thugs for over a month but they kept on escaping arrests.

Several shops in Bungoma town have been broken into and goods of unknown amount taken away.

“The issues of thugs robbing and stealing have raised concern from Bungoma residents that is why the police took advantage of doing investigations so that the notorious thieves are brought to book,” the OCPD stated.

Kimwele added that during the crackdown the four suspects escaped lynch from irate members of the public who were baying for their blood.

 Before the police intervention, irate members of the public attacked the four and wounded them seriously, one is still receiving medication at Bungoma County referral hospital.

“The police officers were forced to fire in the air to disburse the angry residents who wanted to kill the suspects,” he added.

He said that during the police officers investigations they were able to identify where stolen items were being stored by the thieves for a period of two weeks. Among the items recovered were: mattress, 2 woofers, 3 television sets, blankets, sufuria, tables, 3 suitcases, gas cooker and an Ipad phone type.

 The police also found the tools that were used to break into people’s shops and houses; axes, panga, hammer, saws and matchet.

 Kimwele urged residents whose items were stolen to visit Bungoma police station to identify their items and write statements to claim them back.

He warned people who break into people’s houses to stop the habit adding that the police will continue doing investigations.

He affirmed that the four will be arraigned in court for judgment.

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Benjamin Kimwele Kanduyi Kimwele Namuyemba OCPD


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