Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations arrested four armed robbers in Kitui County on Sunday night, November 10, 2019.

The sleuths also recovered a sub-machine gun with several rounds of ammunition at Wikilaylie Market in Kitui after a high-speed chase.

According to the DCI, detectives pursued and intercepted the vehicle the suspects were using after conducting a robbery at Nguuni Trading Centre. The initial gang of six had attacked, injured and robbed a man Sh70K, 3 mobile phones & Safaricom credit cards.

Two suspects managed to escape with three mobile phones and credit cards.

Those arrested include Musembi Musyoka, 42 and Kasola Nzulya, 46, both ex-convicts from Kamiti Max Prison. The other two were Peter Mwendwa a 43-year-old who is a Malindi Prison ex-convict and35-year-old Silvester Onyango.

DCI detectives also recovered two pangas and a phone believed to be used for M-Pesa operations.

A manhunt for the two suspects who escaped is underway.