A notorious robberies and drug dealing suspect who happens to be undertaking master’s degree at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has been arrested in Nyeri.
According to the Police, the JKUAT Information Technology graduate was arrested in one of his hideouts in Nyeri at Karia Dam outside Nyeri town. The arrest was confirmed by Nyeri County Police Commander Adiel Nyange.
The most wanted student was found with more than 40 kilogrammes of marijuana, two stolen motorcycles and illicit brew.
“We ambushed him at the dam where he was expecting to meet a supplier of the drugs. As soon as he saw us he dived into the dam and dumped the drugs. But our officers pursued and managed to apprehend him and recover the drugs from the water,” Mr Nyange said.
The dreaded team of detectives also discovered two of his hideouts in Asian Quarters and Kamakwa estates where more drugs and more than Sh55,000 believed to be proceeds of drug trade were recovered.
Currently studies at JKUAT were discontinued when all learning institutions were closed earlier March this year to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Interestingly, police say he had rented out two houses, one costing Sh15,000 per month and the other Sh8,500. At the Asian Quarters house, police found a consignment of marijuana and 300 litres of illicit brew.
“He has been using the houses to brew the illicit alcohol and as a distribution point for drugs. The young man is a Master’s students as far as his family knows but in Nyeri he is a thug,” the police boss said.
Two other theft suspects were also arrested in the day-long operation conducted on Tuesday. A bunch of master keys were recovered.
Among other items recovered by the police were five motorcycles that the thugs had stolen and were using them to facilitate their robberies. Further investigations have been launched as the suspects remain in police custody.