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Vehicle Stolen in Nairobi, Recovered in Northern Uganda

Dr. Fred Yiga hands over the stolen car to a police officer from Kenya.

Uganda Police have handed over a vehicle recently stolen from Nairobi to their Kenyan counterparts.

The vehicle, a Mitsubishi Fuso Truck registration number KBE 100P carrying  Bidco products from Thika was in July  intercepted by carjackers and diverted to an unknown destination.

“It was hijacked along the Nairobi – Thika highway and the owner reported it missing,” Patrick Munyaro, an officer from the Kenyan Directorate of Criminal Investigations told journalists at Interpol Offices in Kampala.

“We alerted our counterparts in Uganda over the matter.”

Accordingly, the detective said they were notified later that the vehicle had been recovered in the northern Uganda district of Nwoya.

Three Kenyan suspects; Hussein Akako, Gerald Mwangi Kariuki and Gabriel Njoroge Mbugua were apprehended.

The suspects

The suspects Hussein Akako, Gerald Mwangi Kariuki and Gabriel Njoroge Mbugua

Speaking to journalists, Uganda Interpol Director Dr. Fred Yiga hailed the network and cooperation between the police forces of the 2 countries.

“We hope to maintain this cooperation under East African Police Chiefs Cooperation (EAPCCo) to help reduce cross border crimes,” Dr. Yiga said.

Interpol also displayed a number of vehicles stolen from Uganda and recovered in neighbouring countries including Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

Most vehicles stolen from Kenya according to police enter Uganda through the Busia and Malaba borders with intentions of continuing to neighbouring countries.

According to information, the cars once in Uganda are parked at hospitals whereas big trucks are hidden in public parking yards and garages so as to avoid detection.

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