NAIROBI, KENYA: Police and staff of a private security company are under investigation after Sh2 million they were escorting went missing over the weekend.
The money had been collected from Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi and was headed for a strong room in Industrial Area when some of it was found missing. The team had collected Sh7.6 million but only Sh5.6 million was found in the sealed bag at the strong room.
According to police, the Cash in Transit team delivered the bag with the money on June 13 at about 9 am. The following day, staff at the company broke the security seals for counting purposes when they realised part of the money was missing.
Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo said a team of detectives is handling the case.
The team seeks to interrogate all staff who were involved in the movement of the money. They will also visit the hospital for more information.
Cases around theft of money on transit have gone down in recent months due to various measures put by the companies involved in the business.
Close to Sh100 million was estimated to have been stolen in 2009 alone while on transit. It emerged that some of the security firms’ vehicles did not have tracking devices as required.
Some staff had also been getting prior information on the amount of cash on transit contrary to the rules.