Police have explained the absence of armed security officers at the residence of Public service CS Aisha Jumwa.
According to the police, the CS had not informed them that she stays there.
“She had not informed the police in Gigiri or Nairobi Area that she acquired this house and moved there. That would explain why there were no armed police on duty there,” said an officer who attended the scene.
Details have emerged on what was stolen from the Nairobi home of Public Service Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa.
It has emerged the gang stole Sh1.1 million, three mobile phones, two laptops and gold jewelry of unknown value.
During the Wednesday morning incident, one of the CS’ daughters was injured in the right knee as the gang confronted her.
There were two daughters and a househelp in the house at the time of the incident, police revealed.
The gang cut a perimeter wall at the newly acquired compound and got to the main house through the back door which was not locked, police said.
They then invaded the house of CS and went direct to the master bedroom upstairs where they ransacked the bedroom and stole the cash and valuables.
The CS’s two daughters, Selina Sidi Kaluma and Ruth Kadzo, were sleeping.
They were robbed of cash and valuables.
Jumwa was not home then. The attackers spent almost three hours in the house before leaving at about 5 am on Wednesday, the victims said.
They arrived at about 1.45 am. Those present were left terrified, police said.
The guards who were on duty were missing and it is believed they could be part of the gang behind the attack on the house.
The affected house lies on a compound that has similar structures, which are still under construction.
Crime scene experts visited the scene on Wednesday morning and spent their time looking for evidence of who the attackers could be.
Nairobi Regional Police Commander Adamson Bungei said they suspect the attackers knew the house well.
“This looks like an incident committed by people who knew what they wanted and knew there were no police officers at the compound.”
“According to preliminary findings, they knew what they wanted. They demanded valuables and cash from the victims,” said Bungei.
We could not get a comment on the same from Jumwa as she did not respond to our calls and texts.