The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives have seized siphoned fuel alongside various equipment used in the illicit trade in a crackdown targeting illegal fuel siphoning sites along Kangundo Road.

In a statement on her X platform, the DCI revealed that during the crackdown led by the DCI's Operations Support Unit, a trailer, two fuel tankers, generators equipped with hosepipes, funnels, 20-litre jerrycans, and multiple tanks containing unspecified volumes of siphoned fuel were seized.

"Acting on a tip-off by a concerned member of the public on a notable spillage and the impunity with which the illegal business operated just next to a supermarket and an open-air market along KCC Road, the officers moved into the compound that was concealed by a temporary iron sheet fence."

"But the well-organized criminal syndicate involved in the illegal operations got wind of police presence through their informers and, locking the main entrance from within, secured enough time to hole up through a panya route thus evading arrest."

DCI further suspects that the individuals who evaded arrest are connected to the 41 people apprehended for engaging in illegal fuel trading at a siphoning site on Lunga Road in Makadara, in April.

"After preliminary investigations, detectives believe that the business operators are linked to the April 12, 2024 raid conducted behind Shell petrol station off Lunga Road in Nairobi where 41 suspects were rounded up and charged, but the five tankers found at the site later released through a court order.”