Two murder suspects wanted in the United Kingdom were on Wednesday morning, January 26 arrested in Kilimani, Nairobi. 

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Mohamud Siyad Abdihakim, 24 and Tariq Kennedy Mangal, 21, were arrested by Transnational and Organized Crimes detectives following intelligence leads.  

The first suspect was arrested at AL-DAR apartments while his accomplice was seized from house No. A803 in Mideya Gardens, where they have been hiding since sneaking into the country in 2019. 

British officials have been looking for the fugitives to answer to murder charges, after the brutal murder of a young man who was stabbed and left for dead in the U.K. 

The DCI stated that the suspects will be processed at the DCI headquarters before being extradited to the U.K to answer to their crimes. 

{DCI headquarters in Kiambu road, Nairobi PHOTO/COURTESY}

Earlier this month, 53-year-old John Habeta accused of operating an international smuggling syndicate been was arrested in Nairobi after a red alert was issued against him by INTERPOL.   

Habeta was believed to be at the helm of an international human smuggling organization that is responsible for trafficking of human beings from Africa to Europe.  

He is linked to at least four different operations where groups of Eritrean nationals were smuggled into Europe through Asia