Nairobi City Stars players and technical bench are counting losses after thugs made their way into their dressing room and stole valuables at Kasarani Stadium during the first half of the Football Kenya Federation Premier League match against Gor Mahia on Sunday.
City Stars CEO Patrick Korir confirmed to The Standard Sports that the thieves accessed the locker room using the ventilation windows and made away with phones and cash belonging to the players and the technical bench.
Simba wa Nairobi were in for a rude shock after returning to the dressing room at the Kasarani Stadium during the Gor Mahia clash as they found their belongings ransacked with cash and phones among other items found missing.
“The shock caused a five-minute delay to the start of the second half and after the game, it was ascertained that a total of 13 phones were stolen and up to 18 persons lost cash totalling Sh94,050, or thereabout.
At halftime, the team returned to the changing room only to find bags and open wallets strewn on the floor. On checking, most realized they had lost cash and mobile phones. Very few were lucky as one row of bags was untouched,” said Korir.
Among those who lost most valuables is defender Kennedy Onyango who lost Sh17,000 and an iPhone 12.
Nicholas Kipkirui, Wycliffe Otieno, Davis Agesa, Jacob Osano, Rowland Makati, assistant coach John Amboko, keeper trainer Zachary Onyango and trainer Arthur Museve suffered a double whammy as they lost their phones and cash.
Elvis Ochoro, defenders Herit Mungai, Midfielders Sven Yidah, Anthony Kimani, and Mohamed Bajaber were also not spared as they lost their phones in the incident.
Ezekiel Odera, Mike Madoya, Calvin Masawa, Edwin Buliba, Timothy Ouma and Elvis Ojiambo, Rodgers Okumu, Kevin Chumsy Okumu, and assistant coach Noah Abich lost cash.
Korir confirmed that the incident was reported at the Kasarani Stadium Police Station as they hope CCTV footage can solve the case and help put the burglar behind bars.