As the crackdown on criminal gangs operating in Nairobi continues, fourteen suspected muggers have been arraigned at the Makadara Law Courts.

The suspects were arrested on Friday night in Embakasi after police cornered them at their hideout within Transami area.

The fourteen suspects were allegedly found with a toy pistol, 37 knives, six scissors, six pangas and two hammers. Some of the suspects were also found with rolls of marijuana.

They were charged with preparing to commit felonies and trafficking narcotics.

Appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi, the suspects denied the charges.

One of the accused told the court that he was meeting the other suspects who are members of a group to write a proposal for them for the Hustler Fund loan. He said he is an architect and a master’s student in project management and he also teaches a unit at a college in the area.

The magistrate released the suspects on a bond of Sh200,000 without an option of cash bail.

Magistrate Njagi ordered a pre-bail report to be tabled on December 20 when the matter will be mentioned.