Radio presenters and guests who were victims of a Nakuru radio station live robbery narrated the scary ordeal that occurred on Thursday, May 11, after midnight.
One of the guests who were at the studio stated that they were at the station for a Kigoco show that happened every Thursday from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM when the gunmen stormed in.
According to the victim, they were just about to end the show when they were interrupted by the men who opened the door and ordered them to lie on the floor.
“The door behind me suddenly opened, and a man with his face covered entered, armed with a gun. I thought he was a cop and immediately stopped speaking.
"I was terrified, shocked, and shaking, and I thought I was going to die because the men kept threatening to kill us in Al-Shabaab fashion,” one of the guests stated.
According to one of the presenters, the men must have accessed the studio by tearing through the electric fence.
The presenter noted that the men, hid in the compound of the studios until they got an opportune time to attack.
Further, the presenter narrated that when the robbers realised that the show was being streamed live on Facebook and that there were CCTV cameras, they demanded to be shown the CCTV control room.
The intruders then destroyed the CCTV cameras and ended the live feed before proceeding with the robbery.
“Nothing like that has ever happened to me before. The robbers were rough and appeared to be dangerous. They told me I had to lie down or die,” the presenter stated.
Another presenter noted that after the live stream was cut off, the men robbed them of all their money and took their phones.
However, he noted that that no studio equipment was stolen, although the CCTV camera was destroyed by the robbers.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Saturday, May 13, confirmed the incident stating that the thugs made away with eight mobile phones, over Sh35,000 in cash and eight pairs of shoes.
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