Drama as heads of pigs abandoned outside a hospital Next Story
Waititu, Nyoro fall out two months after truce Previous Story
You are here  » Home   » Central

Coffee stolen in raid on factory

By Kamau Munene | Published Thu, August 9th 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 8th 2018 at 23:25 GMT +3

Some of the parchment coffee which a gang left behind after stealing 63 such bags worth Sh 1.8 million at Ragati coffee factory in Ndia constituency, Kirinyaga County on Saturday night in 2016. [PHOTO;MUNENE KAMAU/STANDARD]

Parchment coffee worth Sh1 million has been stolen from Karia Coffee Factory.

ALSO READ: Supermarkets compelled to offer free packaging

The thieves were said to have loaded 13 bags of the dry beans onto a waiting vehicle yesterday morning.

The factory manager, Ann Muthoni, said she was informed about the incident shortly after 4am and alerted the Inoe Coffee Cooperative Society management committee.

The official said two night guards were found tied to a tree in the factory compound.

“Our guards were lucky to have escaped unharmed though they are still in shock after the ordeal,” Ms Muthoni said.

Avoid becoming a victim of Fake News. Subscribe to the Standard Group SMS service by texting 'NEWS' to 22840.

Kirinyaga Central Deputy County Commissioner Philip Nzugo and area MCA Kamau Murango visited the factory.

Mr Nzugo told farmers that those behind the theft would be brought to book.

“At least two APs should be posted to all coffee factories from the onset of this season until February next year, when the season ends,” said Mr Murango.

The picking season has begun in earnest in the lower zone of the county while the upper zone will record the season as from late next month.

Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? You can now email us breaking news, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected]