New twist as police allude inside job in Kingi’s home burglary incident

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi (left) showing Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho (right) where the suspect's are believed to have passed as they were breaking into his home. PHOTO: WELDON KEMBOI.

Mombasa, KENYA: Police in Mombasa have refuted claims of governor Kingi’s residential burglary incident as reported on Friday and said it might be an inside job.

Kisauni police chief Christopher Rotich told Baraka FM  that they believe the robbery might have been well planned by insiders; in the name of tainting the government.

He cautioned the politicians not to politicize the incident but leave it for the investigative team to carry out investigations.

“We have visited the area and we have inspected it thoroughly, to us it is a normal robbery;they took a TV and a laptop,’’ said the police boss.

The governor and his family were inside the home during the 3 am incident.

The house is being manned by private guards after the government withdrew his security agents two weeks ago.

Governor Kingi termed the robbery as “normal”but questioned the intention of government to withdraw his security guards.

“There are more questions arising, if their intention was really to rob why did they jump over the fence leaving three houses only to land in my compound?” Kingi asked.

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The Kilifi governor said he was woken up by a sharp sound and when he went to see what was happening; he found the TV and a laptop missing in the sitting room; as the suspects had escaped.

Mombasa governor Hassan Joho, Kisauni MP Rashid Bedzimba and his Mvita counterpart Abdulswamad Nassir visited the home and asked the police to conduct the investigations swiftly and arrest the culprits.