A three-member gang raided business tycoon Harish Patel’s Muthaiga estate home in Nairobi on Sunday evening and made away with valuables.
In the heist that has left security officers scratching their heads over how it went down, the three robbers, two armed with pistols, reportedly accessed Patel’s home through their perimeter wall.
The guard on duty and three workers were reportedly tied up in a separate room. No one was injured in the heist.
Starehe Sub-county Police Commander Julius Kiragu, confirming the robbery, revealed that the gangsters attacked the home at around 6:30 am, where they first cut the electric fence before scaling the wall using an improvised ladder made out of tomato crates.
Kiragu revealed that no arrests have been made, but they were interrogating all employees as investigations continue.
“We have also taken their mobile phone numbers for analysis to establish if they were in communication with the criminals,” Kiragu added.
Patel had reportedly renovated his home, making one of the workers suspected to have colluded with the criminals.
Patel’s home raid resemblance to billionaire Chandaria’s
The attack is said to have a striking resemblance to one at another business tycoon, Manu Chandaria’s home in the same estate in December 2020.
Just like in Patel’s home, the robbers allegedly scaled the perimetre wall, accessed the main house, and asked for money and jewellery from Chandaria and his wife, before fleeing.
The posh Muthaiga estate is also home to former President Mwai Kibaki, former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta, former Minister Charles Njonjo among others.