Five suspects have been arrested in connection to the loss of Ksh1.5 million belonging to Itoleka Financial Services Association’s Mutune branch in Kitui County.
According to reports, the five, who are employees of the firm, allegedly dug a tunnel leading to the banking hall of the microfinance.
The guard of the bank, who said that he did not hear any noise during the Friday night heist was also arrested.
It is reported that the bank employees intentionally chose to leave the cash in their drawers instead of the bank safe, where money is normally kept at the close of the business day.
Kitui Central Deputy OCPD Edward Legei said the bank’s night guard discovered the huge hole on the wall before he informed the police on Saturday morning.
“The night guard told the police that as he was patrolling the bank when he saw a tunnel,” said Mr Legei.
Police recovered the equipment used in digging the tunnel at the scene.
Detectives are piecing up evidence that will unravel the mystery on how the thugs were able to dig the tunnel without being noticed.