Nairobi News


Police hunt for city gang behind carjackings

Police in Nairobi are hunting for two men who have been attacking motorists and robbing them of their vehicles.

In the last two days, four motorists have been robbed of their vehicles.

On Wednesday morning, a taxi driver in Kilimani area was attacked by two men and the stolen car is yet to be found.

Mr David Mbugua was driving into Corner House Hotel on Menelik Road to pick a customer when he was attacked as he waited for the gate to be opened.

His car was blocked by another and a man armed with a pistol accosted and ordered him to alight. The man drove away in the taxi, a white Toyota Fielder.

Police said that on Tuesday, a Ugandan was robbed of his Mercedes Benz in Kileleshwa under similar circumstances.

Mr Arnold Muhenzi, 24, was driving into Royal Residence Apartments on Rhapta Road when he was confronted at the gate of his home. 

Yet another motorist was blocked at the gate of his house in South C by men who threw him out of his car and drove off.

Nairobi police county commander Benson Kibui said police were also looking for gangsters who attack motorists on the northern bypass.

He said the gang bumps into vehicles and rob their owners when they stop to inspect the damage.

The latest incident was on Monday morning when Mr Vincent Maina was robbed after his car was hit by another car whose occupants emerged with pistols.