Three Equity Bank employees charged with Sh30m robbery

Three Equity Bank employees have been charged with the theft of Sh30 million from the Othaya branch last Friday.

Operations manager Michael Kagume Gatura, branch accountant Ishmael Mwangi Kamara and cash officer Mophat Gathumbi Ngugi appeared before senior resident magistrate Ben Mark Ekhubi but did not take plea as the police sought more time to conclude their investigations.

According to an affidavit filed in court, police claim there was a conspiracy between the three robbers and staff from the bank.

Three armed robbers posing as Equity auditors arrived at the bank at 6.50am, before most staff arrived, and pretended to be carrying out an impromptu audit.