Goons Break Into Philip Etale's Vehicle, Vanish With Valuables

  • ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga with ODM Communication Director Philip Etale. Photo undated.
    File image of ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga (left) with his party's Communication Director Philip Etale (right)
  • ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale on Friday, August 21, raised an alarm after belongings worth of thousands were stolen from his vehicle.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Etale, who had gone to visit a friend in Kinoo, Kiambu County, disclosed that his vehicle had been broken into by unknown individuals.

    The ODM communications boss indicated that the break-in had been carefully orchestrated as his vehicle's alarm did not go off.

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    ODM's Communication Director Philip Etale addresses a gathering at a conference in February 2020
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    "I had left my laptop, two phones, a wallet, my medical covers, ATM cards and all of them were stolen. I feel so bad," he disclosed.

    Etale has since reported the matter to the Kinoo police station and investigations have been launched.

    According to section 322 of the penal code, a person who handles stolen goods is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment with hard labour, hence, the culprits could face a term not exceeding fourteen years if caught.

    There has been a surge in reported cases of theft especially in Nairobi and its environs, with some suspects caught in the act by CCTV cameras.

    The incident came almost two months after police officers in Mombasa County arrested nine suspects believed to be part of gang involved in car break-ins and theft.

    The nine were arrested in the morning by DCI dictectives at Furaha Apartments in Nyali.

    “On searching the house, several rolls of bhang, a shisha pot, a packet of shisha, Ksh.100,000 in one thousand denominations and assorted mobile phones were found,” read the statement in part.

    The investigative body further detained three vehicles (Toyota Allion (KCV 751S, Toyota Mark X (KBV 161Q) and Nissan Note (KCG 448C)) believed to be used by the gang to get away. 

    Nine suspects believed to be part of gang involved in car breaking and theft arrested at Furaha Apartments in Nyali.
    Nine suspects believed to be part of a gang involved in car breaking and theft arrested at Furaha Apartments in Nyali.
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