Drama in Nyamira as four masked men hold family hostage before getting away with property

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 11 Jan, 2022 17:21 | < 1 min read
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A middle-aged man was left in utter shock after he found his wife and house help held hostage by four masked men in their Nyamira home last night.

The 33-year-old teacher at Omonayo Secondary School arrived at his Nyageita village home in Nyamira North sub-county only to find the four masked men armed with crude weapons.

According to Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) the teacher's wife, 30, and 21-year-old house help 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," DCI said.

The teacher would go on to plead with the assailants to spare their lives, handing over his phone estimated to be worth Ksh20,500 and Ksh18,000 cash.

As if that was not enough, the gang went ahead to rob him of another Ksh 11,000 cash and two phones from his wife and house help 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," DCI said.

Detectives based in Nyamira have since launched investigations to trail the violent robbers.