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Daring Robbers Order Muthaiga Family to Carry Stolen Items Using Their Car to Their Destination

Drama was witnessed in Muthaiga Estate, Nairobi county after robbers accessed two lavish homestead and poisoned dogs, detained guards and the family.

The gang of about three men armed with various weapons including a pistol managed to access the homesteads and stole electronic equipment, precious stones and cash. Police were investigating the robbery revealed that the homes of Ken Odede and Haren Patel were broken into on Sunday, Boxing Day.

The robbers cut off a 'kayapple' and an electric fence in Odede's residence, poisoned the dogs and detained his bodyguards from a private security group. The guards were later found by gardener, with their mouths covered and their hands and legs tied using a rope.

The robbers are said to have taken their time inside the homestead as apart from the guards no one was around as they had gone for the festive outings. By then the homeowner and his family had left.

A gardener who was reporting to work found the guards locked in a room and called the police. Police said the gang headed to Patel's home around 5am and held the family hostage and stole Sh150,000, jewelry and watches worth Sh1.7 million.

The gang ordered two members of the family to carry them in a family car from there to the Thika highway where they disembarked. They told the driver to return home as they left. Starehe police chief Julius Kiragu said the gang appeared to have inside information and a search was underway.

"Unless the dogs were killed using poison, no one was injured. We will find them," Kiragu said.

He said they have increased security in the area to reduce the incidence of robberies. Cases of theft and burglary are on the rise in the area. The area is one of the most protected areas in the city.

Police advise homeowners to check on their employees regularly to avoid such incidents. Authorities also advise against keeping large amounts of money and valuable jewellery at home.

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