Police in Nyeri County are investigating reports that local motorists may be stage-managing thefts and reporting the cases so as to be paid insurance claims.
In the past one month, at least six vehicles were reported stolen from car parks in Nyeri town. Police have, however, raised the alarm over some cases, which they say are doubtful due to inconsistencies.
Among the details that have been questioned is that all the vehicles were stolen from secured parkings, there were no reports of use of force and the thieves drove away the cars although owners claimed to have locked them. The thefts occurred during the day.
In one of the cases, a Toyota station wagon was driven out of the town’s Anglican Church Cathedral compound during a Sunday service.