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Intruder breaks into Laikipia County Assembly at night, walks into several offices without stealing anything


Authorities in Nanyuki town are probing an incident where an unidentified man gained entry into the Laikipia County Assembly precincts, on Thursday night, accessed several offices, and later left without stealing anything.

Police, using sniffer dogs, on Friday spent the better part
of the day inspecting the premises and reviewing CCTV footage that showed the
man accessing several offices and perusing some files.

“In the CCTV footage the man is seen going through some
files then suddenly plucks some papers which he tears down,” said one of the
police investigators who declined to be named since he is not authorized to
speak to the media.

Members of the County Assembly and other staffers were kept
on high alert as the investigators combed the entire building using sniffer
dogs while others were dusting for fingerprints.

House Speaker, Patrick Waigwa, told the media that the
security experts, after finalizing their probe, assured them that there were no
security threats.

“Whenever an unknown person intrudes at your place at night,
it raises eyebrows on his or her intention. The security experts inspected the
entire building and they have assured us that there is no security threat since
they did not find any harmful devices,” Mr Waigwa said.

He said the local security team was reinforced by their
counterparts from Nyeri to unearth the motive of the intruder.

The trespasser is said to have accessed the facility by
jumping over the fence before sneaking into the building where he smashed a
computer keyboard and tore some documents.

He is said to have switched on lights in some of the offices
and merrily glared at the security cameras.

“The intruder did not steal anything but smashed one of the
computer keyboards and destroyed some documents. The motive is still not clear
but the security personnel will dig into the matter and brief us accordingly,”
Speaker Waigwa said.

Mr Waigwa said he has, however, directed all staff to be
vigilant and avail any information to the relevant authorities regarding the

“Despite getting assurance from the police that the premise
is safe and resumption of operations, I am urging all members of staff to be
alert because the motive of the intruder is yet to be known,” Mr Waigwa said.

“We prohibited our members of staff and MCAs from accessing
the facility to allow the security agents to conduct thorough investigations,”
he added.

The premise is always manned by some police officers.

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