Detectives are interrogating four university students believed to be part of a gang behind incidents of violent robberies in Ruai, Juja, Kayole in Nairobi and surrounding areas.
This is after police officers based at Makadara, Ruai, Embakasi and Kayole in a joint operation arrested a 19-year-old Kenyatta University student.
The arrest follows intelligence leads that he was part of a dangerous criminal gang, police said.
Police say the suspect led the officers to his three accomplices who are fellow freshers, living at Kwa Benson apartments in Juja’s Container area.
During the operation, the students pursuing a degree course in Development Studies at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology were arrested.
This is after a thorough search conducted in their single room led to the recovery of an imitation of a glock pistol, eight used 9×19mm special cartridges, one empty pistol magazine, one white plastic face mask, and two laptops believed to have been stolen property among other items.
The scene was processed by crime scene detectives based at DCI Thika and the suspects were escorted to Juja police station l pending further interrogation and arraignment before the court.