Kennedy Kimuhu Gitau Brian Karanja Robert Sifuna Wekesa : “Manhunt for Armed Robbers Who Caused Car Accident in Juja and Kidnapped Car Dealer and Broker”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Police in Ruiru, Kiambu County are intensifying their search for three armed robbers who caused a car accident in Juja after kidnapping a car dealer and a broker. The suspects fled the scene on a motorcycle after stealing a car.

According to a police report, the incident occurred on December 1, 2023, when the car dealer, Kennedy Kimuhu Gitau, received a call from the broker, Brian Karanja, informing him about a potential buyer in Juja looking for a Prado vehicle. Gitau and Karanja then drove from a showroom along Kiambu road to meet the interested buyer, Robert Sifuna Wekesa.

Upon meeting, the trio decided to go for a test drive towards Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). However, they made an unexpected stop in front of a gated house in Juja. Suddenly, three men on a motorcycle appeared and ordered Gitau and Karanja into the house, while Wekesa drove the car into the compound.

Inside the house, Gitau and Karanja were held hostage and forced to pay Ksh.2.5 million each. The suspects even made them call their loved ones to raise the money. Three days later, on December 4, the kidnapped duo was tied up and forced into the stolen Prado, which was driven by two men and a woman.

The vehicle collided with another car near Juja Equity Bank and the suspects sped away. The driver of the other vehicle gave chase, and one of the suspects fired two rounds in the air to intimidate him. Finally, the Prado lost control and crashed into road steel guards near Kahawa Wendani Magunas supermarket, bringing it to a halt.

Taking advantage of the impact, the three armed robbers pretended to take one of their accomplices to the hospital. They left their hostages tied up in the Prado and boarded a motorcycle. Firing two more rounds of ammunition in the air, they ordered the rider to take them to Juja.

After reaching Kahawa Sukari roundabout, the robbers abandoned the motorcycle and fled towards Ruiru. Police investigators recovered two spent cartridges of ammunition outside Magunas supermarket and towed the Prado to Ruiru Police Station for further examination.

The authorities are urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of the armed robbers to come forward and assist in their capture. The incident serves as a reminder to remain cautious, especially when meeting potential buyers or sellers of high-value items.

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