Soy businessman loses property worth over Kshs 150,000 to robbers

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Mr. Matthew Kiptanui standing at the door of his shop where thieves broke into
Mr. Matthew Kiptanui standing at the door of his shop where thieves broke into

Suspected robbers broke into a wholesale shop at Soy trading center at the border of Kakamega and Uasin Gishu Counties and made away with property valued at over Kshs. 150,000 on Monday night.

Confirming the incident, Soy sub location assistant chief Cornelius Luseno Lusava said a preliminary investigation has hinted that the robbery might have been masterminded by guards who had been hired by the premise owner to offer security.

He said Royal Security Firm, a private company, had occupied one of the rooms on Mr. Matthew Kiptanui Sabul’s building where the company opened its offices and Mr. Kiptanui decided to seek the services of the Firm.

The administrator said guards from the company have been providing security tforthe premise for several months before the incident.

Luseno’s sentiments were echoed by Mr. Kiptanui. He said he closed the shop and left when the guard on duty had already reported but he was shocked when he arrived in the morning and found the door wide open.

He added that the Company’s office which is on the same building had also been left open with nobody around and his efforts to contact the guard who was on duty were fruitless as he could not be reached on his cell phone.

Kiptanui said when contacted, the company’s top officials kept on dillydallying and by the time of going to press they had not reached the scene.

He said after taking his stock he established that an assortment of items valued at over Kshs 150,000 was missing. Police have launched investigations into the incident