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MP loses 700,000 shillings to thieves on his way home from a nightclub

The complainant is a two-term MP. [File, Standard]

A Nyandarua County MP on Monday October 3 lost 700,000 shillings to armed robbers in Nairobi.

The MP was diverted on Waiyaki Way in Westlands and driven to Karen, where the suspected criminals fled with his 700,000 shillings in cash.

Police said the lawmaker was returning home from a night out at a popular nightclub on James Gichuru Road.

The deputy, in his statement to police, said three armed robbers reported him on Waiyaki Way, broke into his car and drove him to Karen, where they stole the money that had been hidden under the driver’s seat.

During the ride, he said he was confined to the rear passenger seat, blindfolded.

His ATM card was also stolen.

The thieves, who were towing a getaway vehicle, abandoned the MP on Miotoni Road and rushed into the vehicle behind.

Karen OCS Peter Karanja confirmed The standard that the legislator, a single occupant, filed a report at the station shortly after the incident.

“He recorded a police statement in the early hours of Monday morning. He was visibly shaken,” Karanja said.

The case has been taken up by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who are pursuing leads that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.

Police said the complainant has yet to provide a follow-up statement, jeopardizing investigative efforts.

It is still unclear why the deputy had huge sums of money in his car.

The standard reached the second-term parliamentarian for comment, but he declined to respond.

Richard Dement

The author Richard Dement