The rising insecurity appears not to be limited to terrorism only. Rich estates are increasingly becoming targets for burglary. In Kileleshwa, Lavington and Karen for instance, police say that they receive at least five complaints daily. “It is becoming too much, and we suspect there is collusion with guards,” one senior police officer said.
In February, Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo and his wife Catherine were attacked and robbed at their Karen home. On Sunday this week, Mutula Kilonzo Junior’s house was broken into by burglars who stole money and goods of unknown value. The young and enthusiast senator told the police that he had briefly stepped out of his house in Riverside Drive to buy items at a nearby shopping center when the thugs struck. “He was not in the house when the attack occurred,” a police officer told Capital FM News.
Mutula Kilonzo Junior is said to have lost about Sh 20, 000 and household goods of unknown value. When reached for comment, the legislator said he also lost important documents, his mobile phone and jewellery. “I reported the matter to the police and I have been assured that an investigation is underway,” he said.
Benson Kibue, Nairobi County Police Chief, said the police have launched investigations into the burglary saying,“the investigation is underway, no suspect has been arrested yet.”