PM Raila’s firm Spectre vandalised

April 1, 2013 1:13 pm
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The attackers are said to have taken off with two trucks of gas cylinders worth over Sh3 million/FILE
The attackers are said to have taken off with two trucks of gas cylinders worth over Sh3 million/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 1- Offices of East Africa Spectre Limited, a company owned by the family of Prime Minister Raila Odinga were Sunday night vandalised by unknown people.

The attackers are said to have taken off with two trucks of gas cylinders worth over Sh3 million.

According to Hudson Chitala, the technical manager of the Company, two night guards at the premises are also missing.

“Last night, there was a break in where we lost gas cylinders. 431 by six kilograms and 266 by thirteen kilograms. In layman’s language, those are two trucks full of cylinders,” Chitala said on Monday, “Then our lorry and small car were also vandalised. The windows broken, the radio stolen and the batteries removed.”

The stolen empty cylinders had been brought to the firm’s station in Industrial Area in Nairobi for revalidation repair and were ready to be dispatched.

Police have launched investigations to establish the motive of the attackers as well as a manhunt for the missing guards.

“We have reported all these to the police and given that we do not engage with these guards directly but through their security firm, we have informed their employer to help in searching for them. But I am not saying they are guilty yet,” he said.

Chitala maintained that he could not give the exact time when the incident occurred or name any suspect until the missing guards are apprehended.

The incident comes barely a day after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Odinga who challenged the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president.

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