President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nephew, Njoroge Muigai, and wife of 2013 presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth were victims of armed carjacking in separate incidents over the weekend.
Njoroge Muigai, his wife and daughter were carjacked from their home in Kyuna estate, driven almost 10km away and abandoned unhurt, the Standard reports.
Peter Kenneth’s wife, Ann Wanjiru, was also carjacked from the same estate and abandoned at the same spot where Dr Muigai and his family were found.
Police said Wanjiru was driving into their secured estate in Spring Valley when a gang of two armed with pistols struck.
The gang had reportedly arrived at the scene earlier and taken the guards on duty hostage before stripping them and posing in their uniform.
“She was driving into their estate at around 9.30pm when a gang of two armed with pistols struck. They ordered her to open the car and the rest jumped in and took her hostage,” said the police.
Taking control of her vehicle, the gang drove past Kinoo to Ndubuini where they branched into the same forest where Muigai and his family were found trying to make their way home at around 3 am.
Uhuru Kenyatta’s kin said they were also carjacked at the same barrier at the estate by gunmen who robbed them of their valuables, cash and mobile phones before being dumped in the forest.
Confirming the incidents, Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said the cars- Muigai’s Volkswagen Tiguan and Wanjiru’s Freelander have been traced to Uganda.
The carjackings led to a major police operation in the city and its surroundings.
The guards on duty from Intersecurity company were questioned on Sunday, August 7 by police pursuing the gunmen.