GANG OF THIEVES

Man robbed of Sh347,000 hidden under the mattress

The money was for house renovations and construction of a perimeter wall

In Summary
  • Joseph Kaibung’a and his family were roughed up and robbed of their cash and valuables on Saturday night.
  • Kaibung’a said the robbers gained entry after destroying the windows and door with crude weapons and C-lines.
Joseph Kaibung’a was robbed of Sh347,000 hidden under a mattress on Saturday night.
GANG OF THIEVES: Joseph Kaibung’a was robbed of Sh347,000 hidden under a mattress on Saturday night.
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Robbers broke into the home of a man in Tigania East on Saturday night and made away with Sh347,000 that was hidden under the mattress.

Joseph Kaibung’a and his family were roughed up and robbed of their cash and valuables.

Kaibung’a said the robbers gained entry after destroying the windows and door with crude weapons and C-lines.

“They demanded money or else they kill me. They almost hacked me, luckily, I swiftly blocked the C-line directed at my throat. It cut my left hand.

"My children took me to hospital after they left me unconscious,” Kaibun’ga said.

Speaking to the Star on Tuesday, Kaibung’a said the money was for house renovations and construction of a perimeter wall.

Ann Kanja, Kaibung’a's wife who lives at a separate house said she saw four abled men who threatened to hang her.

“They knocked at my door saying it is Kibaki and Gideon and wanted some food. But before I opened, I heard a loud bang and the door flung open.

"They hit me on the forehead and I started bleeding profusely. My granddaughter started pleading with them as she explained I was from a burial and without money,” she said.

Kanja said when she realised they were serious about their demands she reached for the mattress and gave them Sh9,000.

"We are accused of selling land for Sh1 million whereas we do not have even a plot to live in. They were even aware that I was given some money from a women’s group," she said.

Kaibung’a said the assistant chief came to the scene the next day with some officers and interrogated them but they are yet to see the culprits arrested.

The family castigated the police for not taking any action.

Responding to the claims, area police boss Peter Karanja said they are conducting investigations. He said they suspect the robbery was an inside job.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)