Azimio MP Loses Ksh 700K After Being Carjacked at Night

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    Officers on duty at a police station in Kenya in a photo dated 2019
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  • Security operatives in Nairobi are investigating a case where a Member of Parliament was reportedly carjacked and robbed of Ksh700,000 on Monday night.

    The legislator was said to have been driving along Waiyaki Highway when he was accosted by three armed men who first flagged him down. 

    Upon stopping, the robbers forced their way into his vehicle, roped him to the rear seat of the vehicle and blindfolded him as the vehicle drove around the city. 

    “He was ordered to lower the car window down and the robber was joined by his two accomplices.

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    Matatus at traffic snarl-up along Waiyaki Way in Nairobi
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    "The trio then forced their way into the vehicle ordering him to drive to Muthiga,” a police officer privy to the incident stated.  

    The robbers then ordered him to surrender his money and other valuables. They thereafter ransacked his vehicle and subsequently found Ksh700,000 cash hidden beneath the driver's seat. 

    After robbing the MP, the robbers reportedly abandoned him at Miotoni Road before jumping into a Toyota Probox which had been trailing his car.

    "He was abandoned together with his vehicle as the robbers escaped in a getaway white Toyota Probox whose registration number was not taken," the officer added. 

    The lawmaker reported the matter to Karen Police Station in the wee hours of Monday, October 3, morning. He had not yet responded to the incident by the time of publishing. 

    His phone was also unreachable and efforts to have him comment on the report were futile. 

    Investigations into the matter are underway. 

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    Kenyan police officers in a previous security operation.
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