Armed attackers Thursday robbed President Kenyatta’s cousin of Sh280,000 at his Spring Valley house in Nairobi.
This was the second time in a fortnight that the family of Mr Ngengi Muigai was attacked by armed robbers.
Police said the gang of three men and a woman dug a hole through the fence and then held the security guard hostage at about 1am.
When Mr Muigai’s son, Timothy, drove into the compound on Shanzu Road, he was seized by the robbers.
Nairobi deputy county commander Moses Ombati said they forced him to take them into the house where they robbed his father of Sh280,000, six cellphones, two laptops and jewellery.
They forced the son to drive them in one of the family cars to Lavington where they alighted. They then ordered him to drive back home.
Mr Muigai had shifted from a house on Ole Dume Road in Kilimani late last month after armed attackers raided it.
The latest attack occurred during a countrywide power blackout.
“No one was injured,” Mr Ombati said.
Police also reported that there has been an increase in the number of women involved in crime.
Last week, police arrested a woman believed to have been behind the attack on former Kamukunji MP Maina Wanjigi in Karen. The armed attackers robbed the family of two firearms, Sh17,000 and household items.
They also burnt Mrs Wanjigi with a hot iron.
The Spring Valley robbery occurred barely 20 hours after four gang members, including a woman, shot and seriously wounded a security guard at a jewellery shop in the city centre.
The gangsters had entered the Chandaria 2000 jewellery shop on Wabera Street posing as customers before they ordered everybody to lie down at gunpoint.
The guard was shot in both thighs as he attempted to raise the alarm.-nation.co.ke