DCI busts online dating sites robbery ring

Police have actually arrested four suspects in Ruaka property in Kiambu for presumably making use of online sites that are dating attract guys who will be then kidnapped, tortured and robbed.

Detectives through the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Sunday night arrested the four particularly Bernard Mbunga, Fredrick Mutiso Mutua, Catherine Mumbi Kivuva and Kelvin Nzioki regarding the the robberies.

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A authorities statement stated a Turkish national ended up being rescued from a home that the detectives had raided within Ruaka property.


“At minimum three males had been lured to a property in mid-June underneath the guise of socialising with a appealing girl. Once they arrived, a female came across them when you look at the driveway and escorted them in. The victims had been then robbed, ‘viciously tortured’ and beaten,” authorities stated.

Police included visit their site that Catherine had been the bait on an internet dating website. When males honour an invite to “her” home, they certainly were held against their might, beaten, kicked and pistol-whipped through the entire evening.

“The suspects threatened to damage the victims’ families should they didn’t cooperate before forcing them within their vehicles, driving to different ATMs before forcing them to withdraw funds from different bank reports,” police included.

The victims are later on dumped on deserted roads. Lang’ata detectives, who’ve been pursuing the suspects, arrested one during the Ruaka Cooperative Bank ATM booth and discovered him aided by the Turkish national’s ATM cards and PINs prepared for deals.

He previously additionally withdrawn some money through the victim’s M-Pesa.

Following the arrest, authorities established that the very first suspect, defined as Mbunga, had been desired having escaped by way of a border wall surface in an early on incident where an Indian nationwide ended up being robbed in a similar way in Imara Daima property.


He’s considered to have recruited the new group that ended up being arrested final Sunday.

Through the procedure, authorities recovered a Cooperative Bank PDQ device and lots of phones that are mobile.

The rescued victim had been taken up to medical center for medical help.

Final thirty days, DCI arrested and soon after arraigned in court two different people suspected of kidnapping and robbing the man.

The 2, Mary Mukii Kioko and Gideon, allegedly lured Naraj Devraj, and robbed him Stitle08,000.

Devraj was kidnapped in Nairobi West, robbed and later dumped near Sameer company Park along Mombasa path, having been lured by Ms Kioko to her home, authorities stated.


Devraj stated he had been visiting their feminine friend’s house in Nairobi western. He claims that after neglecting to meet with the buddy, he hailed a taxi, but two males forcefully boarded the vehicle that is same sandwiched him.

He reported his attackers had blindfolded and purchased him to phone their boss and son to deliver them ransom to secure their release.

The kidnappers thereafter demanded their ATM PINs but Devraj had been reluctant to show equivalent. This is certainly if they took him to a homely household where he had been stripped nude.

A semi-nude girl forcefully embraced him as their photos had been taken because of the suspects whom threatened to leak them if he did not let them have his ATM PIN.

Detectives stated they recovered six mobiles, a PDQ device and a representative book from a nearby commercial bank and various ATM cards, among other things.

The other day, authorities warned Kenyans and foreigners to be skeptical of online online dating sites.

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