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Police investigating a man over eight cars in his compound

NAIROBI
By Cyrus Ombati | March 17th 2014

By CYRUS OMBATI

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

“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 presence of the vehicles there,” 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 the local security committee.

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

Meanwhile, a group of residents of Diamond Park estate have vowed to ignore an order by agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei that they move out of the place because the land belongs to the Veterinary department.

The group led by Citizen for Protection of Natural Resources and Public Utility said the order is illegal and aimed at inciting the public.

 

An official Ephantus Mugo said they bought the land in question from the National Social Security Fund and all due process was followed.

 

“We will go back to court to fight this illegal order. The ministry needs to know we bought this land from NSSF, which is also a government agency. We will not move out,” said Mugo.

 

He said the visit by the minister to the estate, which now houses hundreds of residents, had sent a wrong signal from the government.

 


 

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