Office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has announced a significant breakthrough in the ongoing battle against mobile phone theft within Nairobi city.
Detectives have arrested a man suspected to be the mastermind behind the theft of mobile phones within the Central Business District (CBD) and have successfully recovered hundreds of stolen devices.
“The suspect, identified as Jeremiah Mbugua, came under the radar of law enforcement due to his operation of a second-hand mobile phone shop located at Califonia House along Gaberone Street,” read part of the statement from DCI’s official Twitter page.
Following a meticulously planned raid, detectives descended upon Mbugua’s shop and uncovered a startling cache of stolen phones.
“During the operation, detectives also seized various pieces of equipment believed to be used in the illicit activities. Among the items recovered were a software installation device, external storage devices, and universal flushing device interface gadgets, which are commonly referred to as “ndongois,” DCI noted.
These devices are often associated with the manipulation and resale of stolen mobile phones.
Mr Mbugua was promptly taken into custody and is currently cooperating with investigators as they seek to unravel the full extent of his involvement in the mobile phone theft ring.