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Eldoret police recover vehicles suspected to have been stolen

Friday September 20 2019

Stolen vehicles Eldoret

Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Johnstone Ipara (right), Eldoret Traffic Commander Harry Munene (2nd right), Eldoret West DCIO Linah Kabaillah and other officers inspect eight vehicles suspected to have been stolen which were impounded from a home in Nandi County on September 20, 2019. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Flying Squad officers in Eldoret have recovered 13 vehicles suspected to have been stolen.

The vehicles were seized from the homestead of a businessman in Ndaptabwa in Mosoriot within Nandi County.

Confirming the incident, Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Johnston Ipara said that the vehicles were recovered following a tip off from the public.

“Our specialised unit police officers received a tip off from members of the public and acted upon it before seizing the vehicles,” said Mr Ipara

Police also arrested a businessman suspected to be behind the syndicate.

FAKE PLATES

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Mr Ipara said the vehicles had fake number plates which cannot be verified by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

The suspect behind the syndicate is being detained at Eldoret West Police Station awaiting to be arraigned.

Mr Ipara said the vehicles which were recovered included five tractors, two lorries, a pick-up and saloon cars including a Mercedes Benz.

The police boss said more suspects are likely to be arrested in connection with the syndicate.

“We have reliable information which will help us to arrest more suspects in connection to this," said Mr Ipara.

Police are working with other government agencies to help in identifying the genuine owners of the vehicles.

“We are working with all government agencies including KRA, NTSA among others so as to establish originality of the vehicles,” said Mr Ipara

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