Two-time world marathon champion Catherine Ndereba was Monday night robbed of household goods and Sh44,000 (USD 463.3) when a gang of five raided her Nairobi residence in Karen.
Police spokeswoman, Gatira Mboroki confirmed the incident to Capital Sport on Tuesday morning, saying the thugs also escaped with her Kenya Prisons uniforms, two mobile phones, laptop, jewelry and her pair of shoes.
No one was hurt in the 8:30pm robbery where the two-time Olympic silver medallist, four-time Boston marathon champion and former world record holder was accosted when she entered her parking.
“It was around 8:30pm when she was heading to her house when five men, one armed with a pistol confronted her before heading to the house to rob her.”
“She said the thugs walked off so we suspect they were in the compound already waiting for her since she claims they didn’t have a vehicle. We have already launched investigation but the good thing is that apart from stealing no one was injured,” Mboroki told Capital Sport.
Ndereba, 41, who made a comeback in Japan last month after a two-year break is a Superintendent at the Nairobi West Prison.