Sonko Builds Nyama Choma Empire Using Stolen Livestock – Police

Detectives from the (DCI) over the weekend arrested a butcher over alleged theft of cattle.

41-year-old Peter Maina Njenga alias ‘Sonko’ was arrested Saturday night after forensic investigations connected him to a raid of a Maasai manyatta on December 16, last year in Athi River, Machakos county.

During the raid arranged in the dead of the night, a herd of cattle esteemed at over Sh1 million was stacked into a waiting truck.

“Detectives from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, together with Athi River-based sleuths have since established that the cattle were driven to the Dagoretti slaughterhouse, where a ready market for livestock including stolen animals thrives,” stated DCI.

“In some instances, the animals are slaughtered in the bush and ferried straight to popular meat joints in the city.”

As per detectives, Njenga operates a chain of Nyama Choma eateries along the eastern detour, an empire that allows him to live in plushness in Utawala, thus the epithet Sonko.

“The suspect is a set up butcher who works nyama choma restaurants, dissipated across the city. They are situated at key spots along the eastern detour in Utawala and Ruiru towns, where city occupants and revelers incessant to appreciate mouth-watering nyama choma and different backups,” said the DCI.

The police referenced that Njenga’s butcheries offer a Kilogram of hamburger at an exceptionally limited cost of Sh380.

Maina’s capture came after various protests from Athi River-based herders following an expansion in animals vanishing throughout recent months.

Subsequent to being barbecued, the speculate drove criminal investigators to his accessories in the multi-million domesticated animals robbery industry. Among the captured is the driver of the truck that carried the animals David Gachora and the truck’s proprietor Samuel Mwangi.

“In the wake of looking at Gachora’s subtleties in our criminal information base, investigators set up that he has a background marked by shipping taken domesticated animals and has a comparative case forthcoming at the Mavoko Law courts. More captures to follow,” said the DCI.