Police Arrest Suspect Linked to Several Car Hijacking Incidents in Naivasha

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Police in Naivasha have arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of hijacking a car on Wednesday morning, October 28.

According to police report, the suspect together with three others hijacked a lorry crew in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County.

The suspects then drugged the victims rendering them unconscious before ferrying them to Naivasha.

While confirming the incident, Naivasha sub-county police commander Samuel Waweru, said that police on patrol spotted the vehicle along the Kasarani route, off the Naivasha-Gilgil highway.

“The officers flagged the vehicle down but the occupants did not stop, forcing a high speed chase,” Waweru told the Nation.

The getaway vehicle parked outside Naivasha Police Station. Photo/Courtesy

The suspect was arrested in Eburu where they had abandoned the getaway vehicle.

“Police ransacked the abandoned vehicle and found the unconscious pair on the back seat,” Waweru added.

The police commander added that the victims were taken to Naivasha Sub-county Hospital where they’re responding well to treatment.

“We are waiting for them to recover so that they can record statements,” he said.

The police have also linked the getaway car to several hijacking incidents in the region.

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