Friday, August 30, 2013

Robbers break into home of British Army officer in Nanyuki

A map of Nanyuki town. Robbers broke into the home of a British Army officer in the town. PHOTO/GOOGLE MAPS

A map of Nanyuki town. Robbers broke into the home of a British Army officer in the town. PHOTO/GOOGLE MAPS 

By MUCHIRI GITONGA
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The wife of a British Army captain is admitted in hospital after robbers broke into their house in Nanyuki early Thursday morning.

Mrs Lyncy is undergoing treatment for shock. The attack on Captain Micky Lynchy’s residence comes days after a former British Army colonel David Parkinson was murdered in his house 30 kilometres from Nanyuki town.

Captain Lynchy is attached to the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (Batuk) based at the Nanyuki showground.

Police said the gang of about five robbers armed with machetes and crude weapons entered Captain Lyncy’s compound at the posh Mugambi Estate at around 3am after robbing two guards of a mobile phone and a portable alarm.

They gained entry into the house after cutting window grills. Mrs Lyncy was the only one in the house as her husband was away.

SHOCK

“She is in shock but they did not harm her. They only stole a laptop computer. We are yet to get the full details from her as she is still in hospital,” Laikipia East CID boss Raphael Wawire said.

She was rushed to the hospital by a rapid response team of private security firm whose guards were keeping watch on the residence.

Detectives arrested and locked up the two guards after the mobile phone and the portable alarm were recovered within the compound.