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Police hunt for daring Nairobi house help who stole employer’s gun

Police are looking for a house help who stole a gun from her employer in Lavington on Wednesday.

The house girl, identified as Florence Nabwire, broke the safe and made away with the firearm and money of different denominations at 11am while her employer was at work.

Police say she escaped in the company of an unknown number of people on a yellow motor vehicle, registration number KAC 262H.

Dagoretti police chief Rashid Mohammed on Thursday told the Nation that the employer, the wife to a licensed civilian firearm holder, reported that she arrived home to find the doors to the safe wide open.

This was after the security guard informed her that the house help was leaving the house.

“The Ceska Pistol had nine rounds of ammunition and we have already started investigations into the loss,” Mr Mohammed said.


He said no arrests had been made but he was optimistic that they would find the girl and her accomplices by the end of the day.

Separately, six employees of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) were attacked and robbed of their belongings at an apartment in Shanzu.

One of the employees, Mr Evans Okeyo, told police that they were inside Pepo Mingi apartment when a group of youths armed with crude weapons arrived and ordered them to lie down.

They then took away two laptops, eight mobile phones, four wrist watches and Sh50,000 in cash.

And in Kibera, police are investigating the circumstances under which a man hanged himself in their house.

His wife, Ms Cecilia Nyongesa, reported that she arrived home at 10pm and when she opened the door, she found out that her husband, Mr Fred Lugale, had hanged himself using an electric cable.