Police in Naivasha have recovered assorted goods worth millions of shillings which had been stolen
by suspected carjackers along the Mai Mahiu-Limuru road.
The recovered goods from a house near Mai Mahiu town included sweets, chewing gums, unknown
chemicals packed in drums and other goods believed to have been stolen along the busy road.
A woman found in the newly constructed house was arrested soon after the goods were recovered as police mounted a major manhunt for the suspected highway robbers.
The recovery comes barely a month after three highway robbers who had carjacked a lorry ferrying
construction materials along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway were gunned down.
Last year, three drivers were murdered along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road by unknown thugs who
made away with their cargo and vehicles.
In the latest incident, the lorry from Mzuri Sweets company was ferrying the assorted sweets from
Mombasa to Kisumu when the robbers struck.
According to Naivasha deputy OCPD John Kwasa, the lorry diverted from its route towards Mai Mahiu town where the cargo was offloaded.
He said that the owner of the trailer informed police about the lorry and a search ensued with th3
tracking device leading police to the home.
“We managed to raid the home where we recovered part of the stolen goods worth over Sh4m and in the process found other suspicious goods that we suspect have been stolen too,” he said.
Kwasa added that they were holding the wife to the main suspect over the recovered goods adding that the stolen lorry that had been ferrying the cargo had been recovered in Bomet.
“We have been informed that the driver and his conductor have reported to Mai Mahiu police station claiming that they were robbed and dumped along the highway and we are keen to interrogate
them further,” he said.
A manager with the sweet company Bernard Mureithi said that the truck left Mombasa on Tuesday
morning before its tracking was switched off around 8pm.
He said that part if the cargo had been recovered adding that they were yet to talk to the driver and his conductor to understand what transpired.
“Over 90 percent of the stolen goods and the lorry have been recovered and we want to thank police for acting swiftly to recover the cargo and even make arrests.