In Summary
  • Regional Commissioner Wycliffe Ogallo said that those involved must be exposed and apprehended.
  • Mr Ogallo warned that coffee theft in the region where residents earn their living through farming will not be tolerated.
  • Farmers called on the police to pursue the thieves and ensure that the stolen coffee is recovered.

Police in Embu are piecing together information which can lead to the arrest of gangsters who raided Kiviuvi factory and stole coffee worth more than Sh2.5 million.

According to the Regional Commissioner Wycliffe Ogallo, the theft was an inside job.

He said that those involved must be exposed and apprehended.

"Police have crucial leads and very soon suspects will be seized," he told the Nation at his Embu office Wednesday.

Mr Ogallo warned that coffee theft in the region where residents earn their living through farming will not be tolerated.

On Monday, gangsters broke into the factory and stole 75 bags of clean coffee after tying up the lone night watchman.

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