A businesswoman was on Saturday forced to part with Ksh28,000 in cash after she was accosted by a gun-wielding gang.
In a report filed at Nyalenda Police Station the same day, the victim revealed that she had left her workplace in Kisumu when the gang pounced on her and her boda boda rider.
She explained that she was knocked down by an individual who pointed an AK47 at her and ordered her not to scream.
Soon after, the gang made away with her purse which contained Ksh28,000, 2 phones and her ID card.
Police officer disembarking from a vehicle.
“She was robbed of her handbag containing cash Ksh 28,000, an ID card and two mobile phones. A laptop bag that contained assorted shopping was also robbed off,” read the police report in part.
“The thugs left on a motorcycle with an unknown registration number plate towards Kisumu-Nairobi highway.”
Officers from the station indicated that they had launched a manhunt for the individuals.
The incident occurred just days after Kenya topped all East African countries for its prevalence in criminal activities.
The country ranked fourth in Africa in the recently released report by the Enhanced Africa’s Response to Transnational Organized Crime (ENACT).
According to the report, Kenya recorded high crimes in human trafficking cases, cyber crimes, smuggling, drug trade and extortion cases.
The average criminality score in Kenya was 7.02 out of a possible 10.
Previous reports indicated that women and youth often fell victim to robbery activities more than any other categories of persons.
An AK47 rifle with a number of bullets.