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Thieves steal TV, gas cylinder after breaking into Mudavadi’s home



By Wanja Waweru

Police are looking into the circumstances behind a break-in at Chief Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi’s home in Nairobi.

Two intruders broke into the house and stole a gas cylinder and a 40-inch television.

How the robbers entered the heavily guarded home in Karen, Nairobi, on January 29 is still unknown.

According to police, an examination of CCTV footage revealed that two guys succeeded in scaling the surrounding fence at 4:30 pm.

To conceal their identities, one of them placed a plastic object over one of the CCTV cameras.

They then gained entrance to a few of the compound’s rooms and took the items before fleeing.

According to the police, the impacted rooms weren’t cared for for a while.

“These are unattended rooms but we suspect an inside job for the burglary. No injury was reported,” a police officer who attended the scene said.

Mudavadi’s son Moses Mudavadi told police that a house help told him that one of the tv sets and the gas cylinders were missing.

This prompted a police check that established the incident happened on Sunday afternoon.

At the time of the incident, neither the CS nor his wife were home. The son was also in other rooms and was unaware that everything had transpired.

The home help had to go into the rooms before anyone realized what had transpired.

The electric fence at the compound was reportedly not operational at the time of the incident, according to the police.

“The electric fence was not serviceable at the time of the incident. This points to someone who knew all the happenings there,” police said.

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There was no immediate comment from Mudavadi as his spokesman did not respond to our queries.

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