Man rents single room in Kayole, fills it with stolen Bata shoes worth Ksh1.5 million

By Victor Mogoa On Sat, 4 Jul, 2020 13:04 | < 1 min read
Police say the shoes were acquired using faulty vouchers from different Bata outlets in Nairobi. [PHOTO: VICTOR MOGOA | K24 DIGITAL]
Police say the shoes were acquired using faulty vouchers from different Bata outlets in Nairobi. [PHOTO: VICTOR MOGOA | K24 DIGITAL]
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    Neighbours said they recently saw a lorry filled with cartons containing shoes being offloaded and the shoes stashed in Matheka’s house.

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.

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