Police in Thika, Kiambu County have launched investigations to ascertain how a businessman lost in excess of Ksh5.7 million after he parked his car outside a public toilet and went for a short call.
Thika West Sub County police commander Daniel Kinyua told K24 Digital that Mathew Magenda Githinji had withdrawn the money from three banks and loaded them inside his car before he drove away.
On his way, the man who is also the Director of Bxbakolinxm Limited had withdrawn the money from NCBA, Absa, and Consolidated banks in Thika town before he kept it below the front passenger’s seat inside his Nissan March vehicle.
On his way, Githinji is reported to have parked his vehicle outside a public toilet opposite St Patrick Catholic Church and went to relieve himself only to return and find his vehicle’s right rear window broken and cash amounting to Ksh5,713,000 stolen.
Kinyua said police have launched investigations into the matter, but were yet to get key leads to facilitate their investigations.
Man parked his car where there were no CCTV cameras
He said that there were no CCTV cameras near the public toilet Magenda had parked his vehicle but insisted that his officers were on top of the matter.
“The man, dealing with such amounts of money should have involved police officers to give him security during and after the transactions.
"We are however doing everything possible to help arrest those who broke into his vehicle and stole the money,” he said.