Five suspects were at the weekend arrested on claims of stupefying and stealing from a reveler at a popular club along Eastern Bypass, Kiambu county.
The five who include four women are alleged to have spiked the drink of their victim with a stupefying substance.
Police said the arrest followed two weeks of investigations. Detectives recovered eight mobile phones from the five suspects.
The victim told police he had gone to the club to drink on September 15 at 8pm when he met a woman and started dining together.
Shortly after, the lady invited three others who joined them as they continued to have drinks together.
“During the drinking spree, the complainant was drugged and lost consciousness only to find himself alone in his car the following day,” police said in a report filed at Ruiru police station via OB No.53/30/9/2022.
The victim told the officers he lost Sh500,000 that was withdrawn from his bank account, two mobile phones valued at Sh90,000 and three ATM cards.
Investigations led to the arrest of the five suspects and police said they are expected to be arraigned to face charges.
Stupefying to commit a felony is contrary to Section 230 of the Penal Code and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
The probe involved visiting the scene of the incident and a review of CCTV cameras.
Police say cases of stupefying have been on the rise and mostly affect revelers.
Meanwhile, 31 suspects were at the weekend arrested in a string of operations targeting bars promoting noise pollution and selling shisha in Nairobi.
The swoop was a joint operation by general duty police officers and officials from the National Environment and Management Authority (Nema).
Officials said 20 shisha pots were seized as exhibits from Oyster bar, Bar Next Door, Kettle bar and Onex bar.
There have been complaints of noise pollution from the clubs and various other night clubs.
Kileleshwa Member of County Assembly Robert Alai said he has received tens of complaints from residents asking for his intervention over the issue.
“We have involved various parties in efforts to address this issue because it is affecting people’s freedoms. Churches are also emerging to be an issue and we will engage the leadership to address it,” he said.
Alai urged churches and clubs to be mindful of the residents’ freedom.
The new county administration has vowed to address the menace.