Take action against thieves in our village, troubled Gatundu South residents urge police

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 19 Nov, 2021 14:22 | 2 mins read
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Residents of Kahuguini and Wamuguthuko villages in Gatundu South now want police to take speedy action against robbers who have been giving them sleepless nights through increased theft of their household items.

The furious residents said that the criminals have been invading their homes in a frequency of two weeks, stealing home appliances such as television sets, hoofers, phones among other portable items.

Muriuki Mwaniki, a victim whose house was robbed of a television set and a radio, narrated that the thieves invaded his home at 3am on Thursday.

Mwaniki said that while he could not confront the three men who used fishy routes to access his home, he called on police officers to respond to the raid, but the men had escaped by the time the sleuths were arriving.

“I could not confront the three men, but I managed to call police, who responded minutes after the thieves left,” said Mwaniki.

The middle-aged man revealed that the recent cases of theft is a resurgence of a serious insecurity crisis that had hit the village several years ago, leaving residents tortured and home items stolen.

His sentiments were echoed by Nyingi Mbugua, whose house was invaded last night, by criminals who stole a television set among other items.

Following the augmented insecurity cases, locals vowed to organize a community meeting to address the matter before it degenerates to a crisis.

“They have been stealing in a frequency of two weeks, and they have been doing this to different homes. We don’t know whether the crime is being perpetrated by aliens with the aid of locals or otherwise,” Joan Mumbi, another local, said.

Local authorities from the village that neighbours President Uhuru Kenyatta’s village (Mutomo) and who sought anonymity said they had launched investigations and will in due course arrest the culprits, urging locals to be calm.