A gang of eight armed robbers raided the home of Kenyan billionaire Manu Chandaria in Nairobi’s Muthaiga estate and made away with Sh600,000 in cash.
The gangsters also stole jewelry of unknown value during the Monday morning robbery incident where no one was harmed.
The burglars are said to have disarmed a policeman guarding the premises and tied three watchmen in a room before breaking into the house, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Chandaria told police that he was woken up by a loud bang on his bedroom door and found two men standing in front of him with pistols in their hands.
The philanthropist said he showed them where the safe was after they demanded money and jewelry.
The gang allegedly fired in the air making everyone lie down before escaping towards Karura Forest.
Three suspects among them a police officer named Jared Omboga Makambe have since been arrested in connection with the incident.
Omboga was arrested alongside Judah Wafula and Stephen Omwega—both private guards manning the industrialist’s residence.
The three suspects have been detained at Muthaiga police station as further investigations into the incident continue.
Police have urged anyone with information that may help unravel the robbery to contact DCI Hotline Number 0800 722 203.
Confirming the incident Nairobi County police commander Rashid Yakubu said officers who responded to the distress call recovered a G3 rifle belonging to the officer guarding Chandaria’s palatial home and spent cartilages.
He said preliminary investigations revealed the robbery was an inside job.