Man robbed on Mombasa highway, finds ‘attackers manning police desk’
A Nairobi resident was left in shock over the weekend after he was robbed and dumped along Nairobi-Mombasa highway only to find his “attackers manning a police desk” as he went to report the incident.
Jervason Musinga Kiendi claims the three men tried to block him from reporting the crime.
Mr Kendi narrated how three men in a saloon car had seized him moments after he had withdrawn cash from a bank in Machakos town on Friday.
He said the three robbed him of Sh390,000 and dumped him in a bush in Konza.
When he went to report the incident at Machakos Police Station, he claims to have found two of his attackers manning the police desk.
The two allegedly refused to record his statement.
He returned to the police station on Saturday morning and found the third man he claimed was part of the gang that robbed him.
The policeman allegedly kept him waiting in the reports office for hours.
According to a police report, the frustrated man then went to Salama Police Station in Makueni County where he made the report.
In his statement at Salama, he narrated how he spent Sh10,000 after he had withdrawn Sh400,000 from the bank in Machakos around midday on Friday.
Later, as he walked to the local referral hospital, a saloon car with three male occupants stopped at the hospital gate.
The men bundled him into the car, threatened to shoot him and took him to the Machakos-Konza road, where they dumped him after robbing him of the money.
Kiendi told the police that a Good Samaritan offered him a lift from the robbery scene to Machakos Police Station.
When he arrived at the station he found two of the men who had robbed him at the report office in civilian clothes.
He alleges that he tried to make a report on the incident but was told to wait outside where he stayed until late in the evening.
The case has been referred to DCIO Machakos for investigations.