South Sudan police hunt Kenyan in Juba theft

The South Sudan police have issued a warrant of arrest for a Kenyan suspected to have stolen $50,000 (Sh4.3 million) from his employer in Juba last May. The document was issued after the suspect, Isaac Ndung’u Mungai, fled South Sudan for his Naivasha home.

He was last seen in Thika where he is said to be staying with a friend. South Sudan businessman Amulya Kumar Behera, owner of Rock City Hotel in Juba, said Mungai cashed hotel cheques and took off with the money.

Mungai allegedly cashed the cheques on May 31 and June 4. Behera sought the assistance of the Kenya Commercial Bank through its Juba branch and local police to arrest his Kenyan employee.

Mungai travelled to Juba on September 5, 2011 using a temporary permit that expired a year later on September 4, 2012. Behera’s request can only be channelled through the South Sudan Foreign Ministry and police before being handed over to Interpol.

The businessman told the Star he will travel to Nairobi to lodge a complaint at the KCB headquarters. The Public Prosecution Attorney of Central Equitoria State, Tino Samson Oyang, wants Interpol in Nairobi to help arrest Isaac Ndung’u Mungai.

The warrant reads in part:” To any police person…You are directed to arrest the said person and to bring him/her before the crime officer incharge of the police station investigator 2nd Lt KOnga Peresi.”


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