Thugs Raid Multi-Million Firms After Wading Through Floods

  • A resort immersed in flooded water in Naivasha in May 2020
    A resort immersed in flooded water in Naivasha in May 2020
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  • Tycoons in Naivasha are counting losses after thugs waded through floods and vandalised their companies, stealing equipment and goods in the firms.

    The conniving goons gained access to private property operating around Lake Naivasha, immersed in flooding water through boats.

    A report by KNA on Friday, May 22, detailed that the hoteliers and farmers' efforts to beef up security through employing guards were still futile.

    A boat operator assesses damage at Lake Naivasha's Kamere landing beach in May 2020
    A boat operator assesses damage at Lake Naivasha's Kamere landing beach in May 2020
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    "Already one of my security guards is admitted to hospital after he was attacked and injured by this vicious gang and the matter is now getting out of control," Dominic Cunnigham, proprietor Hippo Point lamented.

    Crayfish CEO Peter Mehta added that his house which was submerged in the lake waters was vandalised after the youths targetted structures abandoned by owners, stored at his place.

    The tycoons lamented that the vice had upsurged after Coronavirus (Covid-19) rendered youth jobless. 

    Confirming the incident, Naivasha sub-county commissioner Mathioya Mbogo, warned the lawbreakers that stern action would b taken against them while affirming that he had released his officers to man the firms.

    "As much as there is a crisis in terms of job losses, we shall not allow some few individuals to break the law by attacking guards and vandalizing personal properties," Mbogo declared. 

    The floods and overflowing lake have been attributed ti the heavy rainfall witnessed in the country in the past months.

    Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, revealed that 194 people had succumbed in the course of the heavy rains.

    "Since yesterday, we have lost 30 people in the last 44 hours. Now in total 194 lives have been lost," CS Wamalwa had stated. This has since raised questions on which poses a major threat to members of the public," Wamalwa stated.

    In Nakuru, Governor Lee Kinyanjui toured regions in Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru which are posing danger to residents, who were forced to migrate. 

    "We wish to identify this as one area, where together with NGO's and the government we would discuss and come up with proper measures and directions to our people to avoid the human damage that we see," Kinyanjui stated on Thursday, May 21, while addressing the media in Naivasha. 

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