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Two People Arrested over Rongai Attack on Female Motorist

Two suspects who used details of a female motorist who was attacked and robbed at her home in Ongata Rongai early Sunday have been arrested.

The two were arrested in Kasarani, almost 50 kilometers away from the scene of the crime after withdrawing Sh240,000 from a Mpesa shop.

The money had been illegally transferred from the woman's account on the night of the attack. 

The armed robbers forced the victim to disclose her bank details facilitating the illegal transfer to a Mpesa agency in Mwiki.

Police handling the case said those in custody include the agent of the Mpesa shop and the man who went to withdraw the cash after he was instructed by one of the attackers who were at the scene of the attack.

A team of detectives from the Special Service Unit is pursuing the gunmen behind the dramatic attack on Sunday at 2 am which was captured on CCTV and widely shared on social media.

The team believes the attackers were led by a former rogue police officer who is now on the run.

One of the gunmen was armed with an AK47 rifle while another one had a pistol and others carried crude weapons.

The gang was captured on CCTV as they attacked the woman soon after she drove into her compound at Gataka, Ongata Rongai

The woman was roughed up during the incident and money and electronic equipment were stolen from her house by the six robbers. 

Some of the attackers wore balaclavas to hide their identity as they tormented the family for several minutes before escaping.

Detectives handling the case say they have profiled at least five suspects. 

One of the attackers used a panga to break the car’s window after the driver who was terrified refused to open it and later pulled her out.

They then dragged the woman into her house where they ransacked it and forced her to divulge her bank details.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i visited the area accompanied by the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and the head of Special Services Unit (SSU) Pius Gitari and assured the locals that necessary action will be taken.

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