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Police investigating a man over eight cars in his compound

NAIROBI
By CYRUS OMBATI | March 17th 2014

By CYRUS OMBATI

NAIROBI, KENYA: Police are holding a man after eight cars believed to have been stolen were found in his compound in Umoja Three area, Nairobi.

The cars, which include a black Toyota Prado were found parked in the compound on Sunday morning by police who had been tipped off by a neighbour who spotted one of them that had been stolen in September last year from Ruai area.

Police said they are investigating the man to know if all the other cars had been robbed from the genuine owners.

A neighbour where the vehicles were found told police he saw his friend’s car, a Toyota salon parked in the compound and tried to know from him when he had sold it out.

“The friend called the owner seeking to know when he sold the car but was stunned to be informed it had been robbed off last year. It was then that we were informed of the happenings,” said Buruburu OCPD Richard Kerich.

A brother to the original owner of the stolen car Steve Biko said they had been tracing the whereabouts of the car since September last year in vain.

“It is the friend who tipped us and we hope we will find the truth and justice,” said Biko.

Other neighbours said the owner of the yard where the vehicles were found parked serves as the chairman of a local security committee.

Kerich said they are investigating to know more on the vehicles.

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