Police in Nairobi are holding a 39-year-old Kenyan woman described as a notorious robbery with violence suspect.
The suspect; Elizabeth Akinyi was arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Nairobi CBD on Saturday.
The DCI said Akinyi was nabbed near Nyayo Stadium while attempting to escape on foot after police intercepted a vehicle she was using alongside two men. The three abandoned the car and fled towards different directions with police managing to arrest Ms. Akinyi while the two men escaped.
Eight master keys, 180 assorted door keys, masking tape, two mobile phones, a crowbar, a screwdriver, and a car number plate were among items found in the car.
Police said Akinyi is the leader of a robbery with violence gang that has been terrorizing residents of Gigiri and Kilimani areas.
She has a pending court case in which she is charged with robbery with violence together with five other suspects.
The six were arrested in May 2019 and were arraigned in Kajiado Law Courts where they were denied bond for being habitual offenders. They were later released on Sh200,000 bond each after they appealed the lower court’s decision at the High Court.