In Summary
  • The money was reportedly being transported by air from Nairobi to the Moyale town on the border of Kenya and Ethiopia at the time of the armed heist.

  • The heist was executed by three robbers on a motorcycle according to police reports.

An unknown amount of money was Wednesday stolen at Odda Airstrip in Marsabit County while on transit to Equity Bank, Moyale town.

The money was reportedly being transported by air from Nairobi to the Moyale town on the border of Kenya and Ethiopia at the time of the armed heist. The heist was executed by three robbers on a motorcycle according to police reports.

The plane landed at around 1pm at the Odda Airstrip barely 15 kilometres from the Ethiopian border where the three men were reportedly waiting. The plane had only three occupants, a pilot, his assistant and a cash officer from Wells Fargo courier company.

Police reports state that Equity Bank officials were about to receive the money from the aircraft when the three men ambushed them. One of them is said to have flashed a pistol at the officials. The other two are said to have forced their way into the plane and took two money bags and left one behind.

They escaped on a motorcycle that was at the waiting bay of the airstrip through the chain-link fence.

Police claim that there had been no prior security deployment to protect the cash on arrival at the airstrip.

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