Police in Murang’a have arrested two women suspected to be operating a drugging ring in Nairobi and the Central region.
Murang’a County Police Commander Farah Maalim has said the two suspects were arrested in Juja on Friday and handed over to Kirwara police station where they are being held.
Maalim said the two are suspected to have been operating a ring that drugs people in public places and steals from them.
“We know the two reside in Nairobi but are in the process of establishing their exact residences,” he said.
The two suspects, Mary Nyaguthi and Mary Gathamba are in their early thirties and their main target has been men in pubs.
A victim who spoke to The Star on the phone said the two suspects that they positively identified at the police station joined a table that he was sharing with two of his friends in a club in Murang’a and initiated a conversation.
The suspects then drugged them and took their car keys, got them into their cars and drove off with them.
The victim said he woke up in his car that was packed alongside the Kenol Murang’a road in the wee hours of the morning, only to find his cash and mobile phones stolen.
They also accessed his mobile banking accounts and withdrew money.
One of his friends had blacked out at the back seat and only woke up later in the day while the other was left alongside the Thika Superhighay at Juja.
The victim drove to Murang’a police station where he recorded a statement.
Similar cases have been reported at Makuyu police station in Maragua and Gatundu police station in Kiambu County.
Maalim however appealed to any-one who has fallen victim to the two to present themselves to Kirwara police stations to help with the investigations.
He said the police want to consolidate all the cases lodged against the two suspects to ensure they have a strong case when they charge them in court.