KE: Thieves steal computers at Kapsabet law courts

I’ve read a number of news stories recently about burglaries of government offices in various African countries.  Here’s one from this week, out of Kenya. Barry Salil reports:

Business at the Kapsabet law courts was paralysed for most part of yesterday as police investigated theft of computers and documents at the premises. Thieves are reported to have broken into the courts’ registry in the wee hours of yesterday morning and stole an unspecified number of documents and three computers with vital information. The thieves broke into the courts’ premises that are under a 24-hour guard by regular and Administration Police officers by cutting a barbed wire and a chain link at its fence that is adjacent to the busy Eldoret-Kisumu Highway.

The Nandi North district criminal investigation officer Solomon Thoya accompanied by the Kapsabet police station boss Obadiah Mac Oduor said primary investigations had revealed two computer was stolen from the registry and one from the senior resident magistrate’s chambers. ”Files containing sensitive information may also have been stolen,” they said.

Read more on The Star. As seems to be a recurring theme in such reports, an insider is suspected of collusion.

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