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Nairobi pastor carjacked, robbed of cash after Sunday service

By Cyrus Ombati | Jul 29th 2014 | 1 min read

Nairobi, Kenya: A top pastor with the Nairobi Chapel was Sunday night carjacked and robbed of his valuables before being dumped in Karen.

Senior pastor Oscar Muriu and his wife Beatrice were driving home in their Toyota Harrier along Ngong Road near Cemetery area when three gunmen attacked them.

Police said the gang abandoned the couple a few kilometres from where they had ambushed them after stealing Sh7,000, two mobile phones and other valuables, including credit cards.

Nairobi police boss Benson Kibue said they are looking for the gang. Nobody was injured during the 7pm incident that lasted for almost 20 minutes.

"They seem to have been interested in money and other fast moving goods. The couple was not injured in the attack," said Kibue. He said no arrest had been made and a hunt for the men is ongoing.

In a separate incident, Kibue said police shot and killed a suspected criminal on Sunday night and recovered a homemade gun from him after a botched robbery on a mourners' meeting in Kariobangi, Nairobi.

The gang robbed the bereaved of their cash and mobile phones before an alarm was raised.

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