, NAIROBI Kenya, Aug 29 – State House has said a vehicle stolen from a police officer earlier this week is not armoured does not belong to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s motorcade.
State house Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu in a statement said in a statement the car belongs to the National Police Service and is yet to be recovered.
“We would like to confirm an incident involving a BMW 735, purchased in 2000, and belonging to the Kenya Police Service, registration number GK A374E, and using civilian number plate KAW 479Y,” he stated.
He explained that the car’s driver was accosted by four armed men near Ruai.
“The men drove the Chief Inspector around the city for a few hours, setting him free at about 2.30am at Mihango, next to the Administration Police Training College, Embakasi,” Esipisu said.
He was robbed of Sh60,000 in cash and a mobile phone.
“The men took off with the vehicle, which is used for police business. A search was immediately launched but the car is yet to be recovered,” Esipisu said.
“This was an ordinary car. It is not armour-plated. It is not part of the Presidential fleet. It is not a Presidential Escort car.”
Esipisu has further urged Kenyans to see security as, “a shared responsibility and all drivers should be aware of their surroundings at all times to avoid such incidences.”
He says cases of crime have drastically reduced within the city in recent months, “and in other parts of the country.”
“And further gains can be guaranteed by vigilance by all Kenyans.”