Police are holding five men suspected to be members of a gang behind a series of rape incidences in Githurai 44, Nairobi.

The men, ages between 22 and 36, were arrested during an operation by police and residents in the Ngomongo forest along the Northern Bypass.

During the search, the police and residents came across a cave at the forest that had a number of clothing indicating that a number of people lived there. The cave also had had sharp objects like knives, purportedly used to intimidate the suspect’s victims to give in.

“We decided to be involved in the search for the criminals because several females from our area and others, have on several occasions been raped in the area” Mr Robert Mwangi a resident involved in the operation said.

The suspects were arrested after five hours of search. The five suspects are being held at the Kiamumbi police station as detectives continue with their investigations.