Two armed robbers forcibly entered the rural home of a senior police officer in Nyeri town on Monday, August 30, and stole valuables of unknown value.
The robbers reportedly held the house help, identified as Jane Njoki, hostage and tied her legs with a rope.
The duo had walked into the house of Senior Deputy Inspector General, King’ori Mwangi, who is attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to a police report, Njoki left the gate to the house open after receiving dogs' food, but found it locked upon delivering it to the kennel. The two robbers had already made their way into the compound and accosted her as she tried to get into the house.Senior Officer King'ori Mwangi was involved in a road accident along Langata Road on August 5
The robbers threatened to stab her if she attempted to scream or alert the neighbours.
The duo proceeded to tie her up and stuffed a piece of clothing in her mouth to keep her from making sounds that would jeopardize the robbery operation.
According to the police report filed at Nyeri Police Station, the thieves ransacked the house for 8 hours, meticulously packing valuables into luggage bags. They also broke into a safe and made away with a pistol and ammunition.
“They held her hostage as they ransacked the whole house and made away with electronic goods in an ordeal that lasted for about eight hours,” the report police read in part.
A witness told the police that he saw the robbers hop onto a Boda Boda and sped from the house.
According to the report, the witness spotted a Boda Boda rider and a suspicious passenger speed out of the area carrying huge luggage.
The witness phoned the police who responded and pursued the motorbike and later recovered part of the stolen goods.
Police officers said that they recovered ammunition, two decoders, a video game console, rifle cleaning kits, apparel, police berets and door locks.
However, the two suspects managed to escape on foot. They left behind the motorbike.U.S. Service Members and Kenya Defense Force Conduct Military Working Dog Information Exchange..YouTubeaccident armed ammunition thieves stolen killed suspect armed
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