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DCI detectives nab mastermind behind car theft syndicate in the Rift.

DCI detectives have arrested a 48 year old man, believed to be the mastermind of a car theft syndicate in the North and South rift region.

David Migosi, a teacher at St Columbans Secondary in Kitale is believed to be the mastermind of the gang, and was arrested alongside two others Asman Memba Bakari 38, and Jeremiah Yego Kiptoo 34.

DCI boss George Kinoti said Migosi has been hiding in Matunda area since June 8, 2020, when his other accomplices were arrested.

Kinoti said the arrested led to the recovery of seven more vehicles and 17 Fake Logbooks.

Also recovered were; Toyota Axio KCL 790N, Toyota Hilux KBB 876A, White Toyota Probox without number plates, Toyota DX KBJ 316D, Toyota Premio KBN 377A, Toyota Hiace KCL 378K, Isuzu D-MAX Pick Up KCR 734T, Suspected FAKE registration number plates and Chassis number stickers.

An Ignition System, Check Book, Dismantled number plates, Chassis Plate and Sale agreements Operation were recovered from the scene.

The operation according to the DCI is still ongoing to recover more vehicles that have been stolen from the members of the public as the suspects await arraignment.