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Lost Kenyan vehicle seized in Somalia

January 29, 2021

By Samuel Ouma

A lorry that disappeared in Nairobi has been found in Somalia.

Kenya Defence Forces troops intercepted the vehicle in partnership with the Somali Security Forces in Dhobley town.

The lorry had been driven across the border into Somalia by car robbers.

Upon interception, the vehicle was returned to the owner, Paul Kyullu, a director at a Nairobi based agrochemicals company.

According to Kenya Defence Forces spokeswoman Col Ziporah Kioko, the handover was witnessed by Officer Commanding Dhobley police station Mohammed Abdi Omar, the Sector II Commander Brigadier Paul Njema, and Colonel Mohammed Abdi of the Somalia forces.

“The KDF troops working jointly with the Somali Security Forces immediately swung into action and blocked all the possible routes of escape within the town,” said Kioko.

Paul Kyullu praised the security officers as he expressed his gratitude to them.

Rising cases of motor vehicle theft in Kenya is worrying. The report published by the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) in 2018 indicated that approximately a hundred cars are reported as stolen to insurance companies each month.

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