Five youths suspected to be robbers in Kakrao Ward, Suna East Sub County in Migori will remain in custody until 15th of September to allow police to conclude their investigations.
The five were remanded at Migori police station for one more week after they failed to take plea.
The suspects were arrested by the public after they were captured on CCTV footage breaking into one of the hardware shops in Kakrao market.
Constable Peter Makemba who led the police investigation asked the court to allow the prosecution to provide incriminating evidence against the suspects.
“I’m seeking orders that the honorable court should grant the application to complete investigations and the accused be remanded at Migori police station to avoid interfering with the investigations and witnesses,” read part of the plea.
The appeal also pointed out the technicalities involved in obtaining the CCTV footage and making recoveries to obtain additional information as well as Safaricom Company to enable the case to get watertight evidence.
The prosecution noted that an offense of robbery with violence was also committed and the suspects were connected to this offense.
The Chief Magistrate Moses Obiro who presided over the case granted the prosecutor seven more days to allow them to apprehend more suspects.
One of the suspects was rescued by police from an angry mob who descended on him with crude weapons after he was identified by the CCTV camera.
The owner of the hardware that was broken into by Mr. Moses Ouma said that the Kakrao village has been experiencing high crime rates causing inconveniences to the business people for fear of being attacked.
The guard who was on duty guarding the premises of Mr. Ouma was seriously injured and he is recuperating in one of the hospitals in the county.
In June this year, three people were murdered in Kakrao Ward and residents had appealed to the national government to open a police post to help reduce the crime rates in the area.