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British students lose £1 500 to burglars

07 August 2013, 17:06 James Kabotia

Four visiting British students who had been camping at Bingwa Primary School in Laikipia East Sub County have lost money and valuables worth £1 500 after their room was broken into by unknown burglars.

Speaking to the media, Laikipia East police boss Marius Tum said that the four incurred the following losses; Susannah Robinson lost £271 in cash and other valuables, Charlotte Omeara lost items valued at £300 and 30 US dollars, Tara Burrel’s items valued at £502 and 14 US dollars were stolen while Emma Tittle lost £340 and KES 50 000.

Tum also confirmed that unknown number of thugs gained entry into the room after breaking a window pane through which they managed to steal valuables and money in both local and foreign currencies.

The OCPD also said that the four were in a group of 21 students from Gumley House Convent School in United Kingdom and were on charitable mission in Kenya last week.

Bingwa School head Moses Kagema made a report to the detectives that the bandits accessed the room through the window, which had been covered with a soft board and a panel, adding that the window did not have an inner lock.

Tum said that investigations into the matter are going on, confirming that they have already netted two men working at the school in relation to the incident.

“Their students' items were recovered and they have all returned to their home country,” said the police commander.

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