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Gang leader in Busia school raid arrested


Detectives in Busia are holding in custody the leader of a five-member gang linked to a robbery at Bishop Sulumeti Chelelemuk Girls Secondary School in Teso, Busia County.

Bernard Juma Olula aged 45 years has been on police radar over a spate of violent robberies in Bungoma, Vihiga, Kakamega, and Busia counties.

According to the DCI, Juma allegedly led the gang that stole HP laptops and thousands of shillings from the school bursar’s and principal’s offices.

Crime research detectives who have been analysing the suspect’s criminal profile believe that Juma is a gun-hardened felon with links to Uganda from whence he has been hiring rifles for use in armed robberies, until recently when his main Ugandan supplier was arrested and jailed for 40 years.

Prosecution processes have since been instigated, with detectives securing custodial orders with a view to hunt down Juma’s accomplices and subject the whole ring to justice.