An Administration Police officer and two G4S officers are being held at Muthaiga Police Station after a gang of eight raided businessman Manu Chandaria’s Muthaiga home.
The AP and two G4S officers had been put in charge of the businessman’s home when the eight gunmen stole Sh600,000 and jewellery of unknown value on Sunday night.
According to officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the gunmen managed to disarm the AP officer of his G3 rifle. The gang tied the other two guards in a room before escaping into Karura forest.
Chandaria told police officers that he heard a loud bang at his entrance but after waking up, he found two men in his bedroom. The men were armed with a pistol and cutter and they demanded to be given jewellery and money.
The gunmen fired into the air which forced Chandaria and his family and neighbours to take cover.
Police officers have recovered the G3 rifle belonging to the AP officer and two spent cartridges from a different pistol, which means the gunmen were armed.
Nairobi County police boss Rashid Yakubu told Citizen Digital that they are investigating the three officers who were in charge of guarding the businessman’s home.
Though investigations are still ongoing, officer Yakubu says that preliminary investigations show that the incident was an inside job.
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