Stolen car not part of presidential fleet: State House

A vehicle stolen from one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s police drivers Wednesday night is not part of the presidential fleet, State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu has said.

Mr Esipisu said the vehicle was used for “police business”. He did not elaborate what police work it was used for.

“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,” he said in a statement Friday.

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Mr Esipisu said the driver, Chief Inspector David Machui, was attacked by four armed men in Ruai, Nairobi.

He said the driver was robbed of Sh60,000 and a mobile phone.

“The men drove the Chief Inspector around the city for a few hours, setting him free at about 2.30 am at Mihango, next to the Administration Police Training College, Embakasi,” he said.

He said the vehicle, a BMW 735, was purchased in 2000 and belongs to the Kenya Police Service.

The car, which bore a private number plate at the time, has not been recovered.

-nation.co.ke

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