Police in Eldoret are holding six people, among them a woman, suspected of committing a series of crimes.
The police successfully obtained orders from the courts to remand the suspects pending further investigation.
“We asked the court to allow us time to investigate. We need to get concrete evidence for the cases to be successful,” said Eldoret OCPD Erastus Muthamia.
The OCPD said they sought the order because it was against the Constitution to hold suspects for more than 24 hours.
Mr Muthamia said there was a wave of crime in the town and among the suspects in custody are two most wanted criminals.
Sources said police want to avoid instances where suspects interfere with ongoing investigation if released on bond.
“These people are dangerous. They are the same people suspected to have robbed a grain milling company over Sh2 million and are also suspected to be involved in robberies at supermarkets and petrol stations,” said the OCPD. He added: “If they are released, they could start threatening witnesses.”
Meanwhile, the body of a college student was found in a maize plantation at Kuinet farm.
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