- Three thugs broke into Public Service and Gender Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa's home in Nairobi’s upmarket 'The Haven Estate' in Loresho on Tuesday night and made off with over Sh1 million and other valuables.
- Bungei said the detectives suspect that the robbery was an inside job committed by individuals who were privy to the CS’s home.
Three thugs broke into Public Service and Gender Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa's home in Nairobi’s upmarket 'The Haven Estate' in Loresho on Tuesday night and made off with over Sh1 million and other valuables.
According to the police report filed at the Spring Valley Police Station, the armed criminals accessed the CS’s home after cutting the electric perimeter fence before gaining entry to the main house through the backdoor.
"The gang of three men, armed with crude weapons, entered the compound by cutting the electric perimeter wall and gained access to the main house through the backdoor, which was not locked," the report said.
The police said the incident happened at around 1:45 am and lasted about four hours leaving Jumwa’s daughter and workers who were home traumatised.
Nairobi police commander Adamson Bungei confirmed the incident and said detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have already launched an investigation into the robbery.
Bungei said the detectives suspect that the robbery was an inside job committed by individuals who were privy to the CS’s home.
However, police established CS was not home when the incident in which the gang terrorised people in that household by demanding cash and electronics occurred.
“This looks like an incident committed by people who knew what they wanted and knew there were no police officers in the compound,” Bungei said.
“According to preliminary findings, they knew what they wanted. They demanded valuables and cash from the victims. The CS was not present.”
Apparently, Jumwa had not informed the police she acquired the house recently, and that explained why there were no armed security officers at on duty on the premises.
“She had not informed the police in Gigiri or Nairobi Area that she acquired this house and moved there. That would explain why there were no armed police on duty there,” the police said.
No injuries were reported from the Wednesday night incident.
The incident comes barely a month after two burglars also broke into Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi and stole a 40 inch TV set and gas cylinder.