DPP Haji Speaks On Daring Robbery At Nairobi Home

He further urged members of the public not to turn the incident into a political one.

DPP Haji Speaks On Daring Robbery At Nairobi Home
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji. /WHO OWNS KENYA

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji, has issued a statement confirming that his residence in Riverside, Nairobi was robbed on Thursday, August 4 by unknown individuals.

Haji mentioned that the incident took place at his residence and not his office, as some reports had claimed. He added that his office does not store evidence of any nature nor does it participate in its collection.

He further urged members of the public not to turn the incident into a political one.

"The DPP would like to clarify that there was a robbery at his residence, not his office, and investigations are ongoing.

DPP Noordin Haji and Inspector General of Police, Hilary Mutyambai. /CAPITAL GROUP

"The ODPP, as a Prosecuting Authority, doesn’t collect or store evidence of any nature. Members of the public and media are urged not to politicize this incident," he stated.

A police report had indicated that the thugs had broken into his house and stole electronics. It was backed up by a Citizen TV report that revealed that two house helps and the children were in the house, but they did not hear anything and the DPP was not home when the incident happened.

The thugs stole two Mac Books, a 75-inch Samsung TV, a Sony PlayStation 4, assorted shoes and two bags.

Police processed and documented the scene pending further investigations by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The National Police Service (NPS) also heightened security at the residence even as they hunt down the robbers.

The incident is only the second one in recent times that has targeted high-profile officials. Two police officers guarding the home of Kisumu governor Anyang' Nyong'o in Ratta village, Seme sub-county were questioned after thieves broke into the highly-secured premises and stole goods of unknown value.

The incident that occurred on Tuesday night, July 5 saw the robbers stealing clothes, foodstuff and other valuables.

Kisumu County Police Commander Alphonse Kimanthi noted that two workers at the home were also questioned, adding that the heist might have been an inside job.

"The night incident could be an inside job but we have launched investigations into the matter after taking statements from at least four people who are usually present at the governor's rural residence," Kimanthi told Nation.Africa

The governor's farmhand had got wind of the incident on Wednesday morning, July 6 and alerted the authorities on the matter.

Police officers step out of a vehicle. /FILE