Robbers Kidnap 6, Demand to Be Served With Chang’aa

A worker at a Chang’aa distillery

Eight attackers at Nyaigesa Village in Nyamira County Tuesday morning captured six men and took them to an unsuspecting victim’s house, where they demanded to be served Chang’aa.

According to the area Assistant Chief, the six were on their way home after watching a football game when the gang of robbers accosted them and used their shirts to tie them up.

The gang, armed with crude weapons, then marched their captives to one Milka Kinaga’s house where they compelled her to open the door by posing as police officers.

They then demanded to be served Chang’aa. When Kinaga declined their demand, they ransacked her house and stole an M-Kopa bulb, a mobile phone and Ksh3060 in cash.

The robbers escaped after an alarm was raised, leaving behind their six captives.

No arrest has been made so far.

In Migori County, seven pupils were arrested on theft suspicions after 23 government school laptops went missing at Yago Primary School in Awendo.

Kenyan students pose for a photo holding government digital learning laptops

According to the school’s head teacher, Kennedy Ochieng Odongo, the seven had been assigned to clean up the school offices and acting on crucial information that he obtained after discovering that the laptops were missing, he reported the matter to the police who then arrested the pupils.

11 of the devices were recovered in the homes of some of the suspects who are aged between 13 and 16.

The matter is now pending before the court.

In the nearby Kisii County, a middle aged man is nursing deep cut injuries after robbers posing as police officers ambushed him while sleeping inside his shop at Mwarosana Village in Metembe.

Daniel Mogaka Morusi told police officers that the group of robbers asked him to open the door and when he did, three of them made their way inside and attempted to tie him up using a door curtain on Tuesday.

Mogaka reported that he tried fighting the robbers who then cut his left arm using a panga before robbing him of Ksh 6,000 in cash and two mobile phones.

Although the gang managed to escape after the incident, members of the public together with police officers tracked the robbers after identifying one of them through a lost hat.

A victim of mob injustice pleads for mercy

The villagers ambushed the suspected owner of the hat and attempted to lynch him but police managed to rescue him after firing into the air.

The man then aided in the arrest of five others and the recovery of a homemade gun.

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