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Environmentalist robbed of cash, valuables in attack

NAIROBI
By Cyrus Ombati | January 2nd 2015

Environmentalist Isaac Kalua was on Wednesday attacked and robbed of more than Sh400,000 and other valuables in his Nairobi home.

He said he sustained a head injury in the struggle before the gang escaped.

Kalua, who is the founder of Green Africa Foundation, was driving into his compound in Karen when a gang that had been waiting struck.

"They struck as I drove into the compound and stole some of my valuables and cash but later escaped after an alarm was raised," said Kalua.

Kalua told police the gang grabbed 4,000 US dollars (Sh40,000) his mobile phones and other valuables.

The gang escaped and police say they are hunting them down.

Another attack

Elsewhere, a bus that was headed for Kitengela was Wednesday night was commandeered towards Kariobangi in Nairobi by thugs and passengers robbed of their valuables.

A tout was stabbed and seriously wounded as he tried to resist the attack.

Police said the bus had reached Nyayo Stadium when some of the passengers turned out to be thugs and took over.

The passengers were headed home at about 11pm when the incident happened.

Police handling the case said the gang dumped the passengers near Kariobangi roundabout and escaped on foot.

"They robbed the passengers of an unknown amount of money before escaping but we are looking for them," said Starehe OCPD Barasa Wabomba.

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