Police in Naivasha are in hot pursuit of a female gang that has been spiking revelers’ drinks in clubs and bars before robbing them.
This follows a spate of incidents in which several men lost huge sums of money after their drinks were laced with stupefying substances. Some of their victims end up in hospitals due to the effects of the drugs.
Those who have fallen victim to the young and beautiful, but dangerous criminals include wealthy businessmen, according to Nation.
A fortnight ago, a prominent Narok wheat farmer allegedly lost Sh800,000 after a night out with a bevy of beauties.
“He had just sold his wheat and decided to come to Naivasha and make merry. Unfortunately, he was easily spotted by the scheming women and ended up losing the hefty cash,” a detective told Nation.
At least four other victims, including a famous Nakuru businessman, reported losing cash in a similar style.
Over the weekend, a family came looking for their kin who was drugged and spent the entire day locked up in a lodging. He was robbed of Sh20,000 and left sprawled in bed.
On the same day, another victim is also said to have lost Sh287,000 in a similar pattern after he gave out his PIN number, which was used to withdraw cash via MPesa.
The criminals wired the money to the mobile phone number of another victim before withdrawing to mislead detectives.
“It was a clever plan to throw the investigation off the radar. It was made to look like the victims were stealing from each other, which wasn’t the case,” the detective added.
The criminals also stole Sh57,000 and Sh50,000 from two other victims, who were similarly led to dingy guest houses before being robbed.
Detectives have so far traced most of the suspects to Githurai 44 in Nairobi, but they are yet to make arrests.
“We are following up on crucial leads and we hope to round them up soon,” a detective said.
Naivasha Sub-County police commander Samuel Waweru asked revelers to beware of the criminals.