Nairobi News


Gang in Uhuru kin carjacking still on the run

Police are looking for four men who carjacked President Uhuru Kenyatta’s aunt, Mrs Jean Njeri Muhoho and a male passenger before dumping them on Peponi Road.

Detectives who said they had been under pressure from authorities to recover the stolen vehicle, a sky blue Nissan Wingroad station wagon, said the car was dumped outside Jacaranda Hotel in Westlands.

It appears the suspects narrowly escaped a deadly confrontation with the police who admitted having spent sleepless nights, looking for the vehicle.

The suspects escaped on foot, after abandoning the car at around 7am in the morning after it reportedly stalled for lack of fuel.

Pushed around

“A man who knew the family’s car stopped on seeing it being pushed around Jacaranda hotel, but realised its owner (Mrs Muhoho) was not there,” said a detective at Parklands police station where the vehicle was being dusted for fingerprints by forensic experts.

The vehicle had apparently stalled after running out of petrol, and was being pushed by the suspects when the family friend of the Muhohos stopped to ask about the whereabouts of the owner.

The officer said the man who later telephoned the family only to be told the car had been stolen, may have made the suspects panic, when he said he was returning to his car to call the owner.

“If we would have found them, we would be telling a different story now,” said the officer alluding to the fact that the suspects would have been shot dead.

Among the documents recovered from the car, was a passport belonging to the young man, who was with Mrs Muhoho, identified as Moses Ndung’u, and a handbag.