31 October 2012

Botswana: Thugs Attack Botswana's Envoy in Nairobi

Nairobi — Armed thugs broke into the residence of Botswana's deputy High Commissioner in Nairobi's Runda estate on Tuesday night and escaped with an unknown amount of money and valuables.

Police said the envoy Elizabeth Masego who was sleeping in her house was not hurt during the midnight raid but her guard was injured.

"It was a group of six men who broke into the envoy's compound and gained access to the house where they stole some money," Nairobi Provincial Police Chief Moses Nyakwama said, "she was not hurt."

He said a guard on duty was tied up by the thugs before they made their way into the main house and stole money and other valuables.

Nyakwama said officers who went to the home soon after the raid had established that the thugs gained entry into the compound after demolishing a section of the main wall fence.

The envoy's residence is located on Baobab Street in Runda.

"We are going to get them, an investigation has been launched," he said.

The guard who was wounded in the attack told police the thugs were armed with a pistol and some other crude weapons, including machetes.

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