Bungoma: Police Arrest Six Notorious Gang Members, Recover Stolen Assorted Items


Police officers in Bungoma town have recovered stolen goods and arrested six suspects terrorizing and forcefully stealing from members of the public.

The suspects were arrested in their hideout after members of the public raised complaints about their unruly behaviours.

During the raid in one estate, security agents managed to recover assorted items stolen from area residents. 

The suspects were identified as Geoffrey Shikuku alias as Mubaba, Scovia Wanjala Wanyonyi, Farid Hussein, and Ali Mohammed alias as Msaja (Uganda national).

Others area Balabina Ambuka alias as Mama Iddi and Ahmed Noor alias as Morio (Uganda national) who are currently being held at Bungoma police station awaiting to be arraigned in court.

Confirming the arrests, Bungoma South police commander Benjamin Kimwele said that the suspects were arrested during a three day operation by officers from Bungoma police station.

“Police officers from Bungoma police station have been doing an operation in areas bordering Bungoma town where they were able to recover goods in the areas of Ranje, Kanduyi, Kibabii and Mayanja,” Kimwele said.

Kimwele revealed that Bungoma police station has been facing challenges with lack of vehicles to conduct operations affirming that it has now new vehicles that will enhance the operation in Bungoma town and its environs.

“In the past, Bungoma police station has been having challenges with land cruisers but as I speak today the station is equipped to enhance operations,” he said.

The police boss added that Uganda nationals are the ones leading others to break into people’s business especially at night.

Among the recovered items included; TV sets, carpets, gas cylinders, woofers, assorted new shoes, new clothes, computers, mattresses and house breaking gadgets.

Kimwele asked those whose items were stolen to visit Bungoma police station and identify them, then it will be issued to them if positively identified with receipts.

He said that a church within Bungoma town was also raided in and music equipments stolen.

However, Kimwele warned those engaging in dirty deals that their days are numbered and if arrested they will face the rough side of the law.

“This is not the end of the operation. I will intensify it to ensure that more are brought to book. I also ask members of the public to help in reporting suspicious individuals within their locality,” he said.

Maryanne Maina, one of the business operators whose boutique was broken into and goods worth Ksh500, 000 stolen urged the police officers to intensify night operations.

“My shop was broken into and goods worthy Ksh500,000 stollen, i have only recovered shoes worthy Ksh20, 000,” she said.


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