In Summary
  • In Kisumu, Mr Willis Atieno Auko – director of United Hope International, Kenya was robbed of his car by a man who posed as a buyer.

  • In Bomet, just in the past three months, more than 10 vehicles have been stolen with some yet to be recovered.

  • The thugs, who have been targeting saloon cars, disable the tracking devices fitted to the vehicles before changing their number plates.  

Car theft syndicate has hit western Kenya. Most of the stolen vehicles are said to be driven to a neighbouring country where they are dismantled and sold as spare parts.

On Sunday morning, thugs broke into a residential house of Bomet County Executive in charge of Social Services, Gender and Youth Mr Bernard Ng’eno and robbed him of his motor vehicle and household goods.

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Mr Ngeno said four thugs jumped through a perimeter wall, accessed the house through the kitchen door and ordered the family to remain locked in their bedroom as they ransacked the house for valuables.

“As we were holed up in the bedroom in the 3am incident. They packed a Television set, a radio, household goods, in the Toyota Avensis KBR 473T and drove off,” Mr Ng’eno said on Sunday after recording a statement with the police.

A man washes Mr Bernard Ng’eno's car which was stolen on May 26,2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Kisumu, Mr Willis Atieno Auko – director of United Hope International, Kenya was robbed of his car by a man who posed as a buyer.

The man who identified himself as a Mr Edward and claimed to be the son of a governor from Western Kenya, met Mr Auko at Prenius Hotel in Kisumu town where he was shown the Toyota Rav 4 registration number KCB 744L.

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“He said he was interested in the vehicle and we drove off from the hotel to Re-Insurance plaza where he claimed we were to do the transactions,” Mr Auko said.

On arrival at the Lawyer’s office, he said, the man excused himself to make a phone call but left the building and returned to the car and drove off. The incident occurred on May 5.

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