Gangsters strike Mutula Kilonzo's Nairobi home
05 May 2014, 14:26
Nairobi - Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior's home was burgled over the weekend in what police say is increased criminal activity in Nairobi's suburbs.
The senator, who resides in Nairobi's posh Riverside estate had just left his home for a nearby shopping centre when the incident took place Sunday afternoon.
The legislator lost KES 20,000 cash, a mobile phone, documents as well as other household electronic devices.
The fact that he had just left his house when the burglars took heed of his absence points at an inside job, but more worrying is the high number of such cases in Nairobi's suburbs.
" I had just left for a few minutes and when I came back I realized something was amiss, Mutula said.
The likes of Karen, Kileleshwa, Runda, Kitusuru, Westlands to name but a few have seen increased criminal activity which has been noted by the police.
" Yes, there is an increase and we are looking at the matter. It has puzzled us too and we are on the trail of suspected gangs, Nairobi police boss Benson Kibue said.
He said that they are investigating various leads that may give way to potential suspects and urged residents to be vigilant of people living in their surroundings.
" Such cases point to inside jobs but we are looking at it though at the same time ask residents to be on the lookout, he added.
The increased criminal activity will once again bring the Nyumba Kumi initiative in focus as it aims at enhancing community policing.
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