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Three M-Pesa Shops in Kamukunji Robbed of Sh1.3 million

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M-Pesa agent [IMAGE/ COURTESY]

Three M-Pesa shops in Kamukunji area in Nairobi were robbed of a total of Sh1.3 million on Thursday morning. Shadrack Ondera lost Sh244,000, Mumo of Maanal Ventures lost Sh300,000 while Mutile lost Sh800,000 in the robbery incident that occurred at 5.30 am.

According to a Police report, the victims were accosted by six men armed with what appeared to be pistols. They were then asked to surrender their monies, and after complying, the police report says the robbers walked away slowly and entered Majengo slums.

Read: Safaricom Not Charging MPesa Transactions Below Sh1,000 For 90 Days Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Mutile proceeded to report the incident at Shauri Moyo police station at 6.58 am. The police report OB Number 23/04/05/2022 says that eyewitnesses at the scene did not dare raise alarm or attempt to stop the robbers. Luckily, no one was harmed.

Despite eyewitnesses being present at the scene, none of them dared to stop the robbery or raise the alarm, the police report filed under the OB Number 23/04/05/2022 said.

The authorities said the three M-Pesa businesses were next to each other in the Majengo Kwa Viatu district. A fourth shop belonging to Ann Ngina Kilonzi was also broken into, but nothing was stolen because there was no money in the storage box.

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Written by Vanessa Murrey

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