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Police recover car stolen from Peter Kenneth’s wife at gunpoint

Police have recovered a vehicle belonging to the wife of 2013 presidential contender Peter Kenneth which she was robbed of on Saturday night in Spring Valley.

The vehicle was recovered in the border town of Malaba in Busia County.

Mr Kenneth’s wife, Ann Wanjiru, and a nephew of President Uhuru Kenyatta were separately carjacked and robbed of their cars in Kyuna estate.

Uhuru’s nephew, Njoroge Muigai, his wife and daughter were carjacked and driven almost 10km away from home and abandoned unhurt.

Minutes later, Ms Wanjiru was also carjacked from the same estate and abandoned at the same spot where Dr Muigai and his family were abandoned.

Ms Wanjiru’s car was later traced to Uganda border, prompting the operation.

Nairobi county police commander Japheth Koome said Ms Wanjiru was driving into their estate along Kibarage Road when a gang of two armed with pistols struck.

The gang had arrived at the scene earlier and taken the guards on duty hostage.

They took control of the car and drove off towards Waiyaki Way and later switched off her phone.

She was not harmed.