In a shocking incident that has left the community of Kisii reeling, two workers were robbed of a staggering Sh1 million shortly after leaving a local bank.
The audacious attack unfolded in broad daylight, sending shockwaves through the usually peaceful town.
The victims, who had just withdrawn the money to settle looming bills, found themselves in the clutches of a brazen gang. According to their harrowing account, as they embarked on their journey along the Kisii-Nyatieko route in a sedan, their world was abruptly shattered.
As they approached the tranquil Egesa River, their route was suddenly intercepted by another sedan carrying three armed occupants. In a heart-stopping moment, the assailants brandished pistols and demanded the immediate surrender of the cash, ensconced within envelopes.
Fearing for their lives, the workers complied, relinquishing the two envelopes containing their hard-earned money. With their ill-gotten gains secured, the assailants sped away, leaving the shaken victims unharmed but emotionally traumatized.
Local law enforcement swiftly launched an investigation into the audacious heist. A dedicated task force has been assembled, committed to unearthing the identities of the culprits and ensuring justice is served. However, progress has been slow, with no arrests made so far.
Authorities are gravely concerned that the perpetrators may have been privy to insider information regarding the targeted transaction, raising questions about the potential involvement of insiders. The incident has sent shockwaves throughout the region, prompting citizens to question the safety and security of routine financial activities.
As Kisii town grapples with this unsettling breach of security, the community awaits swift action from law enforcement. The incident serves as a stark reminder that even in seemingly peaceful locales, the specter of crime can rear its head in the most unexpected of ways.