A family lost mobile phones and funds to armed robbers in Nyamira County, south-western Kenya, on Monday night.
In the 9pm incident, the 33-year-old teacher at Omonayo Secondary School arrived at his Nyageita village home in Nyamira North sub-county, to find a four-man gang in jungle attire and armed with crude weapons at his house.
His wife, 30, and 21-year-old househelp had been roughed and held hostage, threatened with even dire consequences should they raise alarm.
“Oblivious of the imminent peril that awaited him on the other side of the door, the youthful teacher made his way into the house ready to announce his arrival. His usual welcome had, however, been overtaken by the dreaded visitors,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Bundled with the rest of the hostages, he pleaded with the assailants to spare their lives, handing over his OPPO phone valued at Sh20,500 ($205) and Sh18,000 ($180) cash.
The gang went ahead to rob another Sh11,000 ($110) cash and two phones from the wife and househelp before disappearing.
The family which suffered numerous injuries and untold trauma during the robbery was treated at Ibarra Mission hospital, after reporting the incident to police at the Ekerenyo station.
Investigations have been initiated to trail the violent robbers.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.