DCI launch probe into theft of computers donated to MPS

By KASS Online

The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has launched investigations into the disappearance of a consignment of computers and other electronics that had been sent from China to the National Assembly.

The computers, which had been loaded into a container disappeared between the port of Mombasa and Nairobi according to officials.

National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai while confirming the incident said that the container which was labeled “diplomatic goods” was delivered to the National Assembly on Tuesday and when opened, it was empty.

“Indeed, a container arrived at the Parliament square and upon opening the container seals, the container was confirmed to have been empty. Both the agent and our officer brought this matter to my attention and I made a decision that the DCI officers attached to Parliament Road Police Station be informed of this development which was done promptly,” the Clerk said in a statement to the media.

The Chinese embassy had contracted Bollore Africa Transport and Logistics Ltd to deliver the consignment.

The Chinese Embassy issued a statement on Wednesday confirming that it had contracted Bollore Africa to deliver the consignment but said the matter is now with the police.

“We notice the National Assembly has informed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to handle the matter and believe that with the professionalism of DCI this matter will be resolved, and equipment recovered with their intervention. With an unswerving commitment to the bilateral friendship, the Chinese side will continue with our support to our Kenyan brothers and sisters,” the Chinese Embassy in Kenya said in a statement.