A pregnant woman was Thursday morning nabbed in Nyeri County while attempting to flee the town alongside her boyfriend.
According to Kenyanews, Vannesa Wambui alias Tisho and Alex Mathenge were apprehended by officers who had received a tip-off about a couple that was behaving suspiciously.
The two are said to have boarded a matatu at one of the Nyeri bus termini then alighted after spotting some police officers.
Wambui and Mathenge then proceeded to a different bus stop where they boarded a Nanyuki-bound bus unaware that plain clothes detectives were on their trail.
According to passengers in the vehicle, the woman had some clothes wrapped in a leso and sat on her handbag as if trying to conceal something.
“They picked the back seat and the woman sat on her handbag which is very unusual,” one of the passengers stated.
As more passengers boarded the vehicle, Mathenge reportedly kept alighting from the matatu raising suspicion. At that point, police officers swang into action and arrested them recovering a pistol and five rounds of ammunition.
Confirming the incident, Nyeri OCPD Masai Makau described the female suspect as one of the dreaded criminals going by her nickname, Tisho.
“She does not appear to be a criminal but she is one of the most feared. There is a likelihood that many more women have been inducted into criminal gangs,” said Makau.
The police boss added that the arrest was a major win in the fight against crime since the couple is suspected to have orchestrated several robberies in the County.
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