Police have launched an investigation to ascertain the cause of an unknown person breaking into Busia senator Mr. Okiya Omtatah’s office at Amba court in Busia town on Friday night.

According to the manager of the senator in Busia County Mr Beka Ogot, the unknown persons broke into the office and stole equipment that they are yet to ascertain until the investigations are completed.

“We woke up today to learn that the compound that hosts the office of the senator in Busia county was raided and broke into his office stealing equipment of unknown value.

The other tenant in the same compound the house was broken into stealing electronics and other equipment of unknown value. But we may not tell exactly what was stolen in the senator’s office until we get the final report from the police,” he said.

According to him, cases of house breakings in Busia town have increased of late calling on security apparatus to scale up their game and arrest the perpetrators.

“My general appeal to the security apparatus is to beef up security across the county. There is an outcry from the members of the public over the increase of house breakings within Busia town.

Let them pull up their socks and do regular patrols to prevent such occurrences, especially at night,” he noted.

 His sentiments were echoed by the proprietor where the office sits Mr Jacob Ikomero, adding that the security threat in Busia town is discouraging and may scare away investors willing to invest in Busia.

“It is unfair to see the senator’s office and other tenants being broken into and stealing goods of unknown value.

This is not the first incident in Busia town recently, it is happening almost every day in Busia town, that is why we are appealing that the security agencies will investigate and apprehend those behind it. This kind of robberies discourages investors,”  said Mr Ikomero

Mr Ogot suspects that the cases Mr Omtatah has been following up including the 2023 Finance Act may be the reason why the office was broken into thinking that they may access some documents touching the cases.

Busia county commissioner Mr Kipchumba Ruto confirmed the incident adding that they have launched an investigation to find the reason behind the breaking-in and those behind it.

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