Seven suspects have been detained for a week after they were caught on CCTV robbing residents of Kilimani and Kileleshwa.
They were detained to allow the police conduct investigation by a Nairobi Court.
Humphrey Minyata, Jahan Timothy Mzami, Mary Wambui, Ali Musa, Collins Munyasa Munanga, Adan Alio Ali and Ibrahim Hussein will be detained at Kilimani Police Station for one week.
The seven were arrested in different places within Nairobi County and are linked to a series of cases of robberies.
The seven are linked to a CCTV that went viral on social media where two men are seen robbing one Paul Sewe Omanyi at 6am, at gunpoint leaving him helpless as they sped off in a waiting motorbike.
“They have been captured in different CCTV footage installed at the scenes of crime,” the Investigating Officer Stephen Kibei stated in court documents.
Court was informed that the suspects were terrorizing members of the public whereby they are organized in a manner that their victims use motorcycles while armed with crude weapons.
“They have been on police trail for some time with their mode of operation being committing the said offences and immediately go to their hideouts after accomplishing their mission and resurface again after sometimes to commit the same crimes,” stated the Investigating officer.
According to Kibei the suspects may be having pending criminal cases before other courts and some of them might have absconded the court sessions hence the warrant of arrest might be in force.
“At the time they were arrested four different mobile phones were recovered all which are believed to be stolen or contain vital information that will assist in investigations,” he said.
The court heard that the investigating officer is yet to arrest other suspects who are their accomplices and forward the mobile phones recovered to the cybercrime unit.