High school teacher believed to be part of car theft syndicate arrested
DCI detectives on Friday arrested 48-year-old David Ogeisia Migosi, a teacher at St Columbans Secondary School who is believed to be part of a car theft syndicate in Kitale.
The suspect, who has been on the run, was found with 17 fake logbooks and a Toyota Probox.
Further interrogation led officers to a hideout where his accomplices; Asman Memba Bakari and Jeremiah Kiptoo were also arrested.
The following recoveries were also made within Matunda area; Toyota Axio KCL 790N Toyota Hilux KBB 876A White Toyota Probox without number plates Toyota DX KBJ 316DToyota Premio KBN 377A Toyota Hiace KCL 378K Isuzu D-MAX Pick Up KCR 734TSuspected FAKE registration number plates Chassis number stickersIgnition System 17 suspected Fake Logbooks. CheckBook. Dismantled number plates Chassis Plate Sale agreements
DCI added that the gang specializes in using fake registration plates before selling the vehicles and urged those whose cars have been stolen recently to report to their offices in Kitale with proof of ownership.
Elsewhere, three suspects were arrested in Njuri Ncheke forest where they were demanding ransom after abducting a man.
Upon Interrogation, the suspects namely Patrick Kimathi, Joseph Karithi & Daniel Muroki all aged below 30 years and who were demanding ransom of Ksh 150,000 from the family of the victim,led the officers to a nearby thicket where the victim was rescued after 14 days of abduction.
The victim was taken for medical check and suspects are in lawful custody as several items that were recovered from the scene were kept as exhibits.