Two people found carrying beds stolen from hospital tell police: ‘we bought them’

By K24Tv Team On Fri, 14 Aug, 2020 13:01 | < 1 min read
The two suspected thieves told police that they “bought the beds at a recent auction in Migori County”. [PHOTO | FILE]
The two suspected thieves told police that they “bought the beds at a recent auction in Migori County”. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    Eyewitnesses say prior to the arrest, they had seen the two men carting away other unidentified items from the hospital.

By Dolphas Ochola in Migori County

Police in Migori County have arrested two men on suspicion of stealing six beds from Kehancha Sub-County Hospital.

Kuria West OCPD Cletus Kimaiyo told K24 Digital that the suspects were arrested on August 8 while transporting the stolen facilities in two pick-ups.

The two suspected thieves told police that they “bought the beds at a recent auction in Migori County”.

“One of Kuria West residents saw the two men loading the beds onto waiting vehicles before driving off. He reported the incident to a nearby police station. As a result, our officers managed to intercept the vehicles and apprehended the suspects,” said Kimaiyo.

The suspected thieves gave the name of an auctioneer, whom they alleged had sold the beds to them. The said-auctioneer, however, denied selling any beds belonging to Kehancha Hospital.

“We are currently investigating who orchestrated the theft, and where the beds were being taken to,” said Kimaiyo.

Eyewitnesses say prior to the arrest, they had seen the two men carting away other unidentified items from the hospital.

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