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Forest Road: Prime Suspect in Female Motorist Assault Incident Arrested

A man suspected to be the mastermind of the sexual harassment incident along Wangari Maathai Road in Parklands, Nairobi has been arrested. 

Zachariah Nyaora Obadiah was arrested by detectives drawn from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau at the Kenya-Tanzania border on Monday, March 14. 

Detectives leading the manhunt believe that the suspect was attempting to cross to Tanzania. 

Nyaora was arrested while attempting to cross the border through a ‘panya’ route. 

Detectives leading the manhunt believe that the suspect Zachariah Nyaora Obadiah was attempting to cross to Tanzania PHOTO/COURTESY

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) identified Nyaora as the mastermind of the sexual harassment incident. 

He was identified following an operation by undercover agents drawn from the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau and DCI Nairobi Regional Headquarters. 

Following the successful identification of the suspect, detectives went after Nyaora who lives in Mukuru Kaiyaba informal settlement but he escaped through a sewer duct in the area. 

“The suspect has also been positively identified by his wife and other relatives in his rural home, sexually assaulting the victim in the widely shared videotape. It is only a matter of time before we arrest him,” the DCI said in a statement.   

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