The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in a statement on Saturday said that two of the suspects were allegedly part of the goons who raided Jamii Supermarket in Kisumu stealing goods worth over Ksh. 5 million.
The pair, Isaac Odhiambo and Peter Ochieng were nabbed on Friday as detectives also recovered some of the foodstuffs stolen.
“The suspects include two prime suspects who were part of the gang that broke into Jamii Supermarket and made away with goods worth over Sh5 Million,” stated the DCI.
“ Isaac Odhiambo and Peter Ochieng were arrested yesterday morning and foodstuffs including packets of Unga, Sugar, Rice and Tea Leaves suspected to have been stolen from the store recovered.”
The duo has already been arraigned at Kisumu Law Courts and the detectives were granted orders to detain them for 10 more days as they continue with investigations.
The other 12 suspects were apprehended in Suna East constituency for reportedly erecting barriers on major highways and extorting money from the public.
According to the DCI, the men had put up barriers along the Migori- Isebania Highway and Namba-Kakrao Bypass where they collected coins of Ksh. 20 and 10 and Ksh. 50, 100, 200 and 500 notes, all amounting to Ksh. 2,645.
DCI says the 14 who are in custody at Migori police station shall take a plea on Tuesday 2, 2022.