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DCI arrests two suspects over Sh15 million theft

By Betty Njeru | February 16th 2021

Part of the money recovered by DCI detectives. [Courtesy]

Detectives have arrested two people believed to be the prime suspects in the theft of Sh15 million from a Chinese national.

Cyrus Kinyanjui and his accomplice Alexander Kuria are said to have stolen Sh15 million from Wang Daoli, a Chinese national on Thursday last week at his house in Lang’ata, Nairobi.

Sleuths from the DCI's Special Service Unit (SSU) said they trailed the duo to Mombasa, where they intercepted the first suspect aboard a Toyota Vanguard and recovered Sh2 million in cash.

“The second suspect who had no cash on him was also found to have deposited a million shillings in his Equity Bank account, which is believed to be part the stolen amount,” DCI tweeted.

One of the suspects involved in the theft of Sh15 million. [DCI]

The officers added that the vehicle is being kept as an exhibit, as they believe it was used in the robbery.

On Thursday, Wang is said to have left the money inside a safe in his house, before going out to celebrate China’s New Year.

But upon return, he discovered the money was missing.

DCI who suspected that the incident was an ‘inside job’ then acted immediately and arrested four workers at the home including the house help, driver and supervisor.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

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