Posted: August 29, 2014 in Politics/Current issues

The presidential escort cars, State House has denied reports that one of their armoured car was stolen on Wednesday night (Photo Source: The Star)

Following extensive media coverage, some containing serious factual errors, I would like to clarify this matter.

First. We would like to confirm an incident involving a BMW 735, purchased in 2000, registration number GK A374E, and using civilian number plate KAW 479Y.

Second. On Wednesday, at 9.30 pm, the car’s driver, Chief Inspector Machui , was accosted by four armed men near Ruai, Nairobi. The men drove the Chief Inspector around the city for a few hours, setting him free at about 2.30 am at Mihango, Embakasi. He was robbed of KShs 60,000 in cash and a mobile phone.

Third. The men took off with the vehicle, which is used for police business. A search was immediately launched but the car is yet to be recovered.

Four. This was an ordinary car. It is not armour-plated. It is not a limousine. It is not part of the Presidential fleet. It is not a Presidential Escort car.

Five. As the government always emphasizes, security is a shared responsibility and all drivers should be aware of their surroundings at all times to avoid such incidences. Statistics clearly show a drop in crime in our nation’s capital in recent months and in other parts of the country. And further gains can be guaranteed by vigilance by all Kenyans.



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