Thika Businessman loses KSh 5.7m while relieving himself in Public Toilet

A Thika businessman has reportedly been robbed of KSh 5.7 million stolen by thugs while accessing a public toilet.

The victim, Matthew Magenda Githinji, is a director of Bxbakolinxm Limited. He told authorities that he had withdrawn large sums of money from various banks in Thika town before bandits stole it.

The incident was then reported at Thika Police station in Thika West sub-county, Kiambu County.

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“He reported that he proceeded to NCBA bank in Thika and withdrew Sh2.3 million. He then went to ABSA Bank Thika Branch and withdrew Sh1.5 million, plus another KSh 1.5 million from consolidated bank within the town,” stated the report.

According to Daily Nation, Matthew hid the money beneath the front passenger seat of his Nissan March registration number KCX 584R, then drove to a public toilet near Kenya Power and Lighting Company(KPLC) Thika depot, right opposite St Patrick Catholic church.

He returned from the toilet to find his car window shattered and all the money he withdrew stolen.

Thika-based detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are currently investigating the incident.

According to preliminary investigations, the thugs may have been tipped off by one of the bank tellers from whom the victim withdrew the money. As a result, they surreptitiously followed him and stole the cash during the few minutes he left it unguarded.

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