Police arrest man with 265 iphones in Kasarani area, Nairobi

Mobile phones recovered by police in Kasarani area, Nairobi on November 21, 2022. [Twitter]

Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in Kasarani, Nairobi County, who was in possession of 265 iPhones and 10 android devices.

A police statement filed at Kasarani police station says the suspect was arrested after detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) conducted a search of his house on Monday.

"The items are suspected to have been stolen from members of the public," reads the statement.

Police say they have documented the scene and interrogations are underway to establish who the suspect's accomplices are pending his arraignment on Tuesday, November 22.

The arrest comes just days after Interior CS Kithure Kindiki warned youth involved in criminal activities.

"Those boys who have dared the government and want to tell us that they can take over the city and make it a city of crime, we have heard you and therefore we are coming effective immediately," said Kindiki.

"The team will get our errant sons, maybe daughters out of our streets and put them where criminals belong. We cannot trade our freedom and security for anything," he added.