Butcher arrested in connection with disappearance of livestock
In a statement, the DCI said upon interrogation, Njenga led detectives to his accomplices in the cattle theft syndicate where two individuals were arrested
Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested a businessman operating a chain of eateries in Eastern Bypass following the disappearance of livestock in Machakos County.
The suspect identified as Peter Njenga was arrested following complaints from livestock owners living in Athi River over the increased theft of their cattle.
In a statement, the DCI said upon interrogation, Njenga led detectives to his accomplices in the cattle theft syndicate where two individuals including the lorry owner Samuel Mwangi and the driver David Gachora were arrested.
"Detectives from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, together with Athi River based sleuths have since established that the cattle were driven to the Dagoretti slaughterhouse, where a ready market for livestock including stolen animals thrives," the DCI said.
Mwangi’s name was flagged in the criminal database in connection to other similar crimes.
According to the criminal database, detectives established he has a history of ferrying stolen livestock and has a similar case pending at the Mavoko Law Courts.
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