11 staff arrested in Nyamira offices raid

Detectives in Nyamira arrested 11 county officers on Saturday evening in connection with the theft of eight computers from county treasury and procurement departments offices last week. Yesterday, five of the of the 11 suspects were interrogated in connection with the offence. Confirming the arrest, regional Director of Criminal Investigation Victor Thangalani said the suspects were being investigated over the theft, adding that the 11 have already recorded statements. “We are exploring various l e a d s i n this case and as of n ow, we are confident that w e w i l l catch up with the perpetrators of the crime,” he said. Thangalani, however, said they are yet to recover the computers, which have vital information. “We are confident we will recover the stolen items and prosecute the culprits,” he added. Even as investigations get underway, there are reports that emerging power struggle and sabotage in the county government could be behind the burglary. Sources said some county officers fighting to save their jobs or get promoted. When reached for comment, Governor John Nyagarama (pictured) dismissed claims that some county staff were fighting to secure their jobs saying:“Those are petty claims by people whose motives we cannot understand because my family does not shortlist for county job appointments.” He called on the police to complete investigations and bring the culprits to book.

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