The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Thieves Raid Embu School, Steal Books and Computers

Suspected thugs riding a motor vehicle broke into an primary school in town Embu and allegedly, stole Sh63,000 and several cartons of text books and two computers.

The gangsters entered County Primary School in Embu town on Friday night and broke the doors to several offices. Acting Embu West DC Daniel Obudo said the criminals took their "sweet time" as they scoured over the offices.

He said they broke wooden doors of seven classrooms and cut a metal grill that protects the strong room where the money was kept. He said a laptop and a desktop computer were stolen. They also ransacked the offices and threw documents all over.

The watchman said he learnt of the theft when on Saturday morning at 5.30pm. Obudo said the watchman will be interrogated by police because they doubted his sincerity. The DC who is also the district education board chairman said cases of theft of text books from the primary schools has been on rise.

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