Stolen shoes manufactured by Bata Company worth Ksh1.5 million were on Friday night (July 3) recovered from a house in Obama Estate in Kayole, Nairobi.
Police say the shoes were acquired using faulty vouchers from different Bata outlets in Nairobi by a suspected fraudster identified as Peter Matheka.
Kayole OCPD Isaac Thuranira told K24 Digital that Matheka is a former employee of Bata, and the police boss suspects he (Matheka) conspired with current workers at the different Bata shops to exercise the theft.
Matheka, Thuranira said, rented a single-room house in Obama area two weeks ago.
Neighbours said they recently saw a lorry filled with cartons containing shoes being offloaded and the shoes stashed in Matheka’s house.
“He wasn’t living here in person,” a neighbour, who sought anonymity, told K24 Digital.
It is suspected Matheka and co. were planning to sell the shoes when schools reopen.