Police launch investigation into burglary in Siaya governor’s office

Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga’s office was on Saturday night broken into by unknown people who carted away property and documents of unknown value.

The local police have launched investigations into the series of break-in that saw several offices ransacked.

According to the County Secretary Mr. David Anyona, he was informed of the incident by cleaners who found several offices broken into.

He said the cleaners said they reported to work at around 10am yesterday but found the Governor’s office and several others wide open.

Mr. Anyona said among the offices broken into were Governor Cornel Rasanga’s, Finance and Budget, Payroll and that of the Political Affairs.

He said cabinets and drawers were broken into, with papers strewn all over the offices, an indication that those behind the incident were after some documents or valuables.

Mr. Anyona said they were taking stock of the missing documents and valuables hence they were not in a position to give the exact value of the loss.

Siaya Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Joseph Sawe who confirmed the incident said they suspected that those behind the burglary were after some documents since only files were tampered with and all other property including computers were left intact.

He stated that investigations were on-going and that they would be able to establish motive behind the raid, apprehend and charge the suspects.

The break-in comes hot in the heels of a recent raid by the Ethics and Anti-corruption sleuths at the County Government offices where they carted away several crucial documents.

The Anti-corruption detectives were said to be investigating several under hand deals involving senior county government officials, among them an illegal purchase of air tickets for a nominated legislator and his wife to North Korea and several family members of the Governor.

Siaya County Government offices have not been having security officers for close to one month now, after a security firm that was contracted to provide services withdrew its workforce over a Sh54 million debt.

Source: Kenya News Agency