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Ugandan MP carjacked in Nairobi

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By - By Cyrus Ombati | December 18th 2012

By Cyrus Ombati

A visiting Ugandan MP was at the weekend carjacked and robbed cash and valuables in an attack in Nairobi’s Karen Area.

 Police said Kween county MP, Abdi Fadhil Kisos Chemaswet was driving into his compound when gunmen confronted him on Saturday night.

Chemaswet was entering his compound in the company of his wife Christine Kisas when five gunmen who seemed to have been waiting for his arrival struck.

 Nairobi Area police boss Moses Ombati said the gang, which was armed with AK47 rifles, later forced the couple to their house where they robbed them of their mobile phones, electronics, laptops, jewellery and cash.

They then forced Mrs Chemaswet to drive the family’s red Range Rover out of the compound to Donyo area in Dagoretti Market where they abandoned them.

 Ombati said none was injured during the drama that lasted for almost an hour.

 “I think they were after the quick cash and other valuables that they wanted because they did not injure the two,” said Ombati.

The legislator hails from Ngenge Sub County in the newly created Kween District and has been in the country for several years.

 He schooled at Moi University where he pursued a Masters degree in Public Administration.

 Langata head of CID James Manuni said they are pursuing good leads into the attack arguing the gang that attacked him has been cited in other robberies in the area.

 “He is a regular visitor here and it is by bad luck that he was attacked and robbed but we are pursuing the criminals behind the incident,” he said adding no arrest so far that has been made.

 Cases of carjacking and kidnapping have been on the rise in the recent weeks and police have been struggling to address them.

 In Spring Valley area a prominent businessman was Monday night attacked and robbed of his jewelry and cash by a gang that also escaped with his four-wheel

 

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