Last year, a thief was caught in the neighbouring Kimathi village.
He confessed that he had been contracted by a witchdoctor to steal women’s underwear.
Alongside other paraphernalia, the clothes are used by the witchdoctor to solve customers' marital problems.
Residents of Mbiri in Murang’a County are a distressed lot.
The locals have decried increased theft of their underwear, which are later recovered in the bush in horrible conditions.
Burglars allegedly break into their homes and only steal underwear.
Mbiri Chief David Gachanja said police had opened investigations to establish the motive behind the bizarre cases.
“We are wondering why anyone would only steal panties and bras and leave money and valuable household items,” the chief said.
Millicent Wangui, a victim, said this has been going on for months, forcing her to report to authorities.