- The robbers tied the home’s servants with ropes before making their way into the house.
- There were no fatalities reported, police confirming the gangsters did not unleash terror.
- Police have launched a pursuit of the armed robbers.
Three armed robbers broke into a home neighbouring retired president Mwai Kibaki’s residence in Muthaiga, Nairobi county.
The home, located at Muthaiga’s Tchui Road, belongs to Harish Patel, the managing director of the Kenya Horticultural Export Limited.
People Daily reports that the armed robbers scaled the house’s perimeter wall on Sunday, June 6, forcing their way into the house where they made away with KSh 20 million and other valuables.
The gangsters are said to have held hostage the workers in the home, ordering them to give directions to various quarters and rooms.
To bar the workers from taking action, the robbers tied them with sisal ropes as they ransacked the house, searching for the money and the valuables.
No fatalities were reported as police, led by Starehe sub-county police commander Julius Kiragu, confirmed no shots fired during the raid. The robbers are yet to be arrested, police affirming investigations are already on course.
Patel’s home is neighbour to the residences of former president Mwai Kibaki, former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero, business mogul Manu Chandaria, and United Kingdom’s High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriot, among other prominent personalities.
The raid on Sunday comes a few months after other robbers raided the home of Manu Chandaria, stealing KSh 600,000 and jewellery of unknown value. The business mogul’s family was, however, not harmed in the incident.
The robbers reportedly disarmed an Administration Police officer guarding the industrialist’s residence and took away his G3 rifle. They also tied two G4s officers tasked to guard the residence with ropes before making their way into the house.
Chandaria told the police that he woke up after hearing a loud bang on his door to find two armed men in his bedroom. The duo fired in the air, demanding money and jewellery. After taking the cash and jewellery from the safe, they left the rifle they had taken from the AP officer and fled towards the Karura forest.
Detectives questioned how perpetrators gained access into the residence and escaped despite armed police being deployed in the area.
The AP officer and the two G4s officers were later arrested to aid in investigations.