DCI detectives have nabbed a notorious suspect known for drugging unsuspecting revelers in Kiambu County and its environs.
Irene Njoki Irungu alias Michelle was arrested on Friday after being on the run for several days.
“The suspect who hobnobs in various clubs within Kiambu looking for her next victim has been described as notorious for spiking revelers’ drinks with a drug that tranquilizes them for up to 12 hours, before robbing them off their money and other valuables.
“She has perfected her art in what is commonly described as ‘wekaing Mchele’ to the point of acquiring dozens of SIM Cards, where she deposits money stolen from stupefied victims’ bank accounts, then once the money has been successfully transferred, she withdraws it without raising any suspicion,” DCI said in a statement.
The police believe that Irene is the leader of a syndicate of notorious criminals who prey on unsuspecting revelers within Ruaka and its environs.
“Detectives based at Kiambaa have previously received reports from tenants who have lost every household item they owned, including their clothes, bedding and utensils, after they entertained a reveler whose description fits that of the suspect,” the DCI noted.
Following her arrest, dozens of SIM cards, mobile phones and wrist watches suspected to have been stolen from her victims were recovered.
The DCI also managed to recover the drug suspected to be used in drugging her victims.
The suspects are currently being held at Karuri Police station, as they wait to be presented before court on Monday.