Woman held over fatal petrol station raid in Naivasha

Last updated on 22 Feb 2014 00:00

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Investigators at work where five people were kiled in a petrol station at Naivasha last month. [PHOTO: ANTONY GITONGA/ STANDARD]
Investigators at work where five people were kiled in a petrol station at Naivasha last month. [PHOTO: ANTONY GITONGA/ STANDARD]

By Antony Gitonga

Naivasha, KENYA: Weeks after five workers were killed in a petrol station in Naivasha, investigations have taken a new twist after a female attendant was arrested with a phone belonging to one of the victims.

The mother of two was arrested in Kayole estate while in possession of the phone. A source privy to the investigations said police had been tracking two mobile phones stolen from the slain workers.

 “The officers tracked one of the stolen mobile phones in Kayole estate and arrested a woman,” said the source.

Naivasha OCPD Charles Kortok said the suspect was in custody and would be arraigned in court.

He said the woman could not tell how she obtained the phone that went missing during the robbery.

“She claims to have collected the mobile phone for safe keeping but her story does not add up,” said Kortok.

Last month, unknown number of thugs raided the petrol station located along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway and killed five workers who included two women.

The thugs injured two workers and escaped with over Sh1.5m during the incident that left many in shock.

Since then over 10 suspects, including a worker, have been arrested and arraigned in court.

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