APs, staff grilled over Sh8.6mn theft at Raila offices

June 26, 2013 1:36 pm
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Those questioned include three of his employees and two APs who were stationed there on Monday night when the robbery occurred at his office located in Upper Hill/FILE
Those questioned include three of his employees and two APs who were stationed there on Monday night when the robbery occurred at his office located in Upper Hill/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, June 26 – Police have questioned staff and Administration Police officers attached to the private office of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, following a robbery in which he lost $100,000 in cash (Sh8.6mn), computers and other valuables.

Those questioned include three of his employees and two APs who were stationed there on Monday night when the robbery occurred at his office located in Upper Hill.

“We are trying to establish if any of them is involved, that is why our officers are speaking to them,” Nairobi County Commander Benson Kibui told Capital FM News. “We have established that $100,000 was stolen during the robbery.”

“Anyone found to be involved in this will face the consequences,” Kibui said.

Surprisingly, some of the doors were not broken into, prompting police to suspect an inside job.

“It is possible these are people who knew the office well and had keys to some of those offices, but we will get them.

Odinga on Tuesday told journalists he was equally surprised how the thugs gained access to the offices yet they were guarded round the clock by Administration Police officers.

“It is difficult to understand how this happened and that is why we are urging the police to carry out an investigation and bring those involved to book,” Odinga said.

In April, gas cylinders were stolen from Odinga’s East Africa Spectre Limited in Nairobi’s Industrial Area.

The gas cylinders were later recovered at a church compound in Athi River.

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