Grandpa Records founder Refigah is counting losses after burglars broke into his studio and made away with expensive equipment.
According to Refigah, the thugs broke into the studio situated in Olympic estate, Kibra on Tuesday night. He claims the thugs stole equipment valued at Sh1.5 million.
In what is suspected to be an inside job, the thugs reportedly broke a large steel padlock at the main gate to gain access to the front door of the studio, where they cut through sophisticated locks without triggering the alarm system.
Refigah told a local tabloid that he learnt of the break in on Wednesday morning after he received a phone call from the producer who was reporting to work.
“They stole all equipment, from the mixer, sound card, compressor, three set of recording microphones, sound systems and two monitors. We are talking of a loss of about Sh1.5 million shillings,” Refigah said.
“We suspect this could be an inside job because this has never happened since we moved here,” he said.
Refigah relocated the studio four years ago from Kibera Plaza.
He said the burglars struck just a day before the installation of CCTV cameras in the studio was set to begin.
Refigah said he since reported the matter to Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi.