Very Daring! Thieves Steal KSh1 Million From Several M-Pesa Shops In One Hour In Limuru

Two armed robbers made away with Sh1 million in one hour from several M-Pesa shops in Limuru town, Kiambu, on Wednesday evening.

Armed with a pistol and a G3 rifle, the men went to different shops ordering operators and customers to lie down and hand over their money.

“We thought they were customers. They arrived and when we asked them to state the service they wanted, they ordered the three customers who were waiting to be served to get in, lie down and remain silent or get shot,” shop operator James Gaitho said.

“They took more than Sh250,000 from my shop and (also robbed) customers who had come to make deposits. I’m not sure how much they were robbed but one had come to deposit Sh25,000. It was around 7.20pm.”

Samuel Wainaina was caught in the robbery leaving his shop to get change from Gaitho.

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“I saw people outside while on the floor. I started praying for the customer’s patience. I thought she would come to check where I went,” Wainaina said.

Gathio said a total of five outlets were robbed, adding: “This is not the first time.”

Ann Wangui said the robbers stole more than Sh300,000 from her customers and ordered to go into the washrooms and stay there until they left.

Area AP commander James Mwaura said they intensified day and night patrols in business and market places to prevent more robberies.

He asked residents to share information on the incident for action to be taken quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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95-year-old granny charged with stealing Sh900,000

A 95-year-old woman was charged with stealing Sh900,000 in accrued rent from a private company on Thursday.Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko had offered to pay Esther Wachira’s bail but she was released on a Sh100,000 bond. Wachira allegedly stole the money, for a plot in Shauri Moyo estate, Nairobi, between January 2000 and December 2014.

The plot belongs to Peter Macharia, Francis Kabue and Fredrick Mwangi of Masterways Property. The woman, who required a Kikuyu translator, denied the charges at Milimani law courts before chief magistrate Daniel Ogembo. She is one of the directors of Kiona company which claims ownership of several properties in Nairobi.

The case will be heard on July 30.

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Michael Essien’s Sh10 Million Range Rover Stolen

AC Milan’s player Michael Essien’s Range Rover Vogue was stolen from his driveway at his Surreal home in an early morning burglary.

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The ex-Chelsea star purchased the property during his time at Stamford Bridge. The robbers made off with the Range when they visited the Cobham property which is Chelsea’s training ground.

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Range similar to the one stolen from Essien

The Ghanaian mid fielder left Blues in January 2014 to Milan. According to Dailymail two more vehicles a BMW and Mercedes were stolen from Essien’s neighbour the same day.

Kilifi man steals Sh6000 from wife, torches her two houses

A 42 year old man was arraigned in court on Friday for torching two houses belonging to his wife. Kitsao Randu Jilo appeared before Kilifi Principal Magistrate, Adah Obura, and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He was charged that on December 28, at around 6pm at Mbuyuni, Tezo location, Bahari division in Kilifi County, he willingly and unlawfully torched two houses belonging to his wife, Kadzo Kitsao Randu.

The court was told that the accused allegedly broke into his wife’s house and stole Sh6000. The wife went to the police and reported the incident. When the accused heard that his wife had reported the incident, he allegedly went back and set her two houses ablaze before fleeing the area.

Kitsao denied the charges and was remanded at the GK prison in Bofa until March 4 when the case will be mentioned.

Lupita Nyong’o’s Sh13 million Pearl Oscar Dress Stolen

According to reports by TMZ, Lupita’s Sh13million Oscar dress was stolen from her hotel room at the London West Hollywood on Tuesday. Lupita Nyong’o made it to our list of the best dressed celebrities at the Oscars in her 6,000 pearls dress which was a custom made Calvin Klein gown.

The 31-year old Nyong’o has become a darling of the red carpet and even made it to our top dressed celebrity HERE at the 87th Annual Academy Awards.

Calvin Klein confirmed the theft when they tweeted ‘Have you seen this dress? #freethepearls’ . And just in case you need a reminder of how gorgeous she looked in it, here’s a photo of Lupita wearing the custom-made gown on Sunday:

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Soweto looting spree sends foreign shopkeepers fleeing

Nazil Munssi stared at his ravaged hardware store near Soweto township with tears in his eyes, despondent and terrified after anti-foreign mobs went on a looting rampage this week in South Africa.

“They are targeting all the foreigners,” said Munssi, an Indian national who has lived in South Africa for 26 years. “I don’t think it’s a safe place anymore. There is no law and order.”

The outbreak of pillaging, which targeted dozens of stores, began in Soweto after a foreign shopkeeper shot dead a teenager who allegedly tried to rob him on Monday night.

With poverty and unemployment widespread, frustration in Johannesburg’s run-down neighbourhoods often boils over into anti-immigrant violence.

In 2008 South Africa was hit by a wave of xenophobic violence that left 62 people dead.

The most recent looting spread to other townships west of Johannesburg, including Kagiso, where Munssi, the hardware store owner, has his shop.

Inside his store bags of cement, tubs of paint and tools were strewn across the floor.

“I have a good relationship with everyone here,” said 43-year-old Munssi. “I’m feeling very badly.”

On Thursday he locked up his store and left on the advice of the authorities. Moving the foreigners was easier than fighting off a mob, one police officer told AFP

“We won’t stay and rebuild,” Munssi said.

Mini grocery shops mainly run by Pakistanis, Somalis and Bangladeshis have cropped up in many South African townships, with the owners frequently accused of squeezing out small local businesses with cut-rate prices.

Around the corner from Munssi’s shop, a group of Bangladeshi store owners loaded what was left of their stock — bottles of Pepsi, sacks of maize meal and chocolate bars — into a truck.

Earlier on Friday, a crowd of about 50 people had gathered in front of the store and threatened the staff before the police arrived and chased them off with rubber bullets.

“I was very scared, we were shaking,” said Tshegofatso Mogalo, the 22-year-old store receptionist.

Provincial police Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba agreed, saying “Youth who are addicted to drugs, particularly nyaope, are taking advantage of this situation.”

By Friday afternoon, 162 people had been arrested and some appeared in court on charges of possession of stolen goods and public violence.

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the violence, urging the police to restore order.

Photo Credits : AFP