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Thugs raid governor's mansion, make away with Sh400, 000 and other valuables

Thugs pretending to be investigative police made away with valuables, just a week after a similar incidence occurred at the coast.

The suspected thugs, who claimed to be from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, stole Sh400,000, jewelry and other valuables during the 8 pm attack.

Two home employees of the governor have been arrested for questioning by the police as a search for the criminals intensify in the area.

Police have said that the suspects could be in possession of firearms confiscated from the police and security guards manning the residence. However, Awiti and his family were not present at the time of the incidence.


Serial incidences

This comes hardly a week after a similar incidence occurred in Kilifi’s counterpart’s home Amason Kingi, where thugs made away with property of unknown value. Already the police are pursuing this incidence.

The security of governors, has attracted attention in the recent past after Mombasa and Kilifi governors’ security details were recalled by the government, in what the government termed as “normal reshuffle’’, causing tension amongst the affected governors.

The politicians from the coast are however believed to be critical of the government, allegations Coast regional coordinator Nelson Marwa has since rubbished. Marwa said the reshuffle were part of the plan to revamp security for the governors.

Earlier last month, a businessman and a private security guard were shot and seriously wounded in a robbery at Karen, Nairobi.


During the alleged night attack at 3D Lane, Karen, the businessman was shot twice in the leg by a gang of four armed with AK 47 rifles.

The police have not yet recovered or made any arrest in this incidence. However, the base commander told the press that they were investigating the incidence.


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