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Motorist flees after engaging police in dramatic highway chase

Sleuths attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Friday were engaged in a cat and mouse game with a driver suspected to be driving a stolen vehicle along the Naivasha highway.

In a statement, the DCI said the officers are said to have met the vehicle with foreign registration number plates and tried to stop the motorist who however defied their orders.

“On being intercepted, the driver declined to stop. A chase ensued and the suspect abandoned the vehicle near Gilgil weigh-bridge and disappeared into the bush,” the DCI said.

Elsewhere, detectives acting on a tip off arrested a certain Mr Duncan Ochieng and confiscated two motor vehicles – a Toyota Premio and a Toyota Wish – suspected to have been stolen.

The suspect, who the police say is notorious for receiving stolen motor vehicles and repainting them, was arrested at an apartment in Umoja estate, Nairobi.