Four suspects linked to rampant theft of mobile phones within the capital city of Nairobi have been arrested by detectives.
Malumasi Aisha and Agaba Anestus Majuni both of from neighboring Uganda were arrested alongside Sarah Njeri and her sister Mary Wangui in an intelligence-led operation conducted by detectives within the busy Nairobi Central Business District.
Malumasi, who was the first to be cornered, was found with a parcel of 13 smartphones believed to be destined for the black market in Uganda. She then led the sleuths to shop E17 located at Munyu Business Center, where her accomplices Sarah Wangari and Mary Wangui were busy receiving other stolen mobile phones.
After a brief but detailed interrogation, the miscreants hurriedly led the detectives to a fourth suspect, Agaba Majuni, who was waiting for the package destined for Uganda at the Simba Coach bus station.
The detectives from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau based at the DCI Nairobi Regional Command have cast their nets wider for more suspects in what is believed to be an elaborate syndicate sneaking stolen mobile phones to neighboring countries.
“ Phone thugs have found it increasingly difficult to ply their trade in the country, owing to the state of the art technology being deployed by our Cybercrime detectives based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, in arresting mobile phone thieves”, DCI said on X.