21 April 2019

Kenya: Barclays Bank Confirms Theft of Millions of Shillings From Their ATMs

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A Barclays Bank of Kenya branch in Nairobi.

Barclays Bank of Kenya has confirmed several incidents of theft of cash from their ATMs in Nairobi, in which more than Sh11 million is reported to have been stolen.

In a statement released on Sunday, the bank said that it was working with investigative bodies to ensure that those behind the thefts are arrested and prosecuted.

"We can confirm that there has been theft at 4 of our ATMs in Nairobi. We are working with the investigative authorities to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice," the bank said.


The bank has however assured its customers of uninterrupted services through their branch ATMs countrywide as well as their mobile and internet banking channels.

An organised criminal ring is suspected to have tempered with the said ATMs in Buruburu, Kenyatta National Hospital and South B on Saturday night and stolen millions of shillings.

Detectives have launched investigations into the thefts.

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