14 December 2012

Kenya: Stolen World Vision Car Found

Photo: Julius Mwelu/IRIN
City residents terrorized by gangs.

Police in Makueni have recovered one of the two vehicles stolen from Makueni World Vision offices in Wote town on Wednesday night.TheLand Cruisers were stolen from the parking by armed thugs who broke into the offices at midnight.

Makueni police chief Joshua ole Leina said the thugs cut the fence behind the offices.He said the vehicles had been used by officers in Kalawa and Kathonwaeni on Tuesday and were returned at the parking at 7pm.Leina said one of the cars was recovered yesterday in Mutito- Andei after police were tipped off by a resident.

The police boss said the registration number of the vehicle had been changed."A resident in informed us that he had spotted a Land Cruiser in Kibwezi parked in a suspicious place. I immediately dispatched my officerswho found it in Mutito- Andei, parked by the roadsie with one occupant," Leina said.

He said when the occupant saw the police he disappeared."My officers did not manage to arrest the occupant because when he saw at a distant he ran away abandoning the vehicle," he added.

He said the watchmen manning the compound Kipkorir Ng'etich and Raphael Muasya from Bob Morgan Securical Company were bundled in the vehicles and later found in Matungulu in Machakos County.

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