Wanted robbery suspect, Samuel Kaingu aka 'Foolish', arrested at Mombasa Law Courts

Wanted robbery suspect, Samuel Kaingu aka 'Foolish', arrested at Mombasa Law Courts

  • 21-year-old Samuel Gona Kaingu alias 'Foolish' was nabbed by DCI detectives at the Mombasa Law Courts where he was to attend the hearing of an ongoing criminal case.

Police on Wednesday arrested a wanted suspect believed to have been involved in several robbery with violence incidents in Mombasa.

21-year-old Samuel Gona Kaingu alias 'Foolish' was nabbed by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives at the Mombasa Law Courts where he was to attend the hearing of an ongoing criminal case.

The detectives acting a tip-off that the suspect would show up at the courts laid siege before ambushing him.

"The information volunteered by a concerned member of the public turned out to be true, when the thug strolled into the court compound before noticing the presence of our hawk-eyed men," said the DCI in a statement.

"In a poetic turn of events, “Foolish” lived up to his alias by making the costly decision to flee, much to the pleasure of the fast charging Likoni-based crime busters. It wasn’t long before they floored him and whisked him to a waiting police motor."

Kaingu is set to be arraigned to answer to various charges of robbery with violence.