Cylinders stolen from Raila firm found in church

April 8, 2013 12:53 pm
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Police said the gas cylinders were found at a church compound where they had been lying since Saturday when they were stolen from East Africa Spectre Limited/CFM
Police said the gas cylinders were found at a church compound where they had been lying since Saturday when they were stolen from East Africa Spectre Limited/CFM
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 8 – Gas cylinders stolen from Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s firm were recovered at a church compound in Athi River on Monday.

Police said the gas cylinders were found at a church compound where they had been lying since Saturday when they were stolen from East Africa Spectre Limited.

“We have recovered some of the gas cylinders which were stolen in Industrial Area,” Flying Squad boss Munga Nyale said.

A guard at the church was being questioned over the recovery which comes a week after the theft occurred at the East Africa Spectre Limited offices in Industrial Area.

Officials at the firm had earlier told journalists and police that the gas cylinders stolen were worth Sh3 million.

“The suspect is in custody assisting with investigations,” Nyale said.

Detectives interrogating the suspect told Capital FM News that the suspect – a guard at the church – had claimed that the gas cylinders were abandoned there by men in a truck who asked to have them kept there because it was raining and they could not proceed with their journey.

“We want to establish if what he is saying is true,” Nyale said. “The suspect will also assist us get the people he claims left the items behind.”

Hudson Chitala, a technical manager of the company had earlier told Capital FM News that two night guards at the premises had gone missing after the theft.

The thugs also vandalized trucks parked at the compound.

He said the stolen empty gas cylinders had been taken to the firm’s station in Industrial Area in Nairobi for re-validation and repair.

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