In Summary
  • While some residents said the guards had been sodomised, police insisted it was an assault.
  • The raiders tied the guard's hands and legs with ropes, warning them of dire consequences should they raise the alarm.
  • Police boss Mohammed Huka said officers rushed to the factory immediately they were informed of the raid.
  • Getuya becomes the third factory to be raided by well-organised coffee thieves in the past one month

Fifty bags of coffee worth Sh7 million were stolen Sunday night when gun-wielding gangsters raided Getuya Coffee Factory in Kirinyaga County.

During the raid, four night guards were injured and taken to Kerugoya Level Five Hospital, where three were treated and discharged.

While some residents said the guards had been sodomised, police insisted it was an assault.

A fourth guard, who suffered injuries on his private parts after he was kicked several times with boots and hit with the butt of a gun, was admitted but later transferred to the nearby Mount Kenya Anglican Church Hospital when his condition worsened.

The guards were on duty when the gangsters struck at around 1.30am.

The raiders attacked them and tied their hands and legs with ropes, warning them of dire consequences should they raise the alarm.

They then started torturing the guards as they demanded keys to the stores where the coffee had been kept.

"At one point they kicked my private parts and inserted a pen into my anus when I told them that I did not have the keys," the guard said.

BEHAVED LIKE BEASTS

Speaking from his hospital bed the man, who cannot walk due to the severe injuries inflicted on him, said the raiders behaved like beasts.

"They subjected me to all manner of torture thinking that I was lying to them that I did not have the keys," he said.

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