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Police are investigating claims by a businessman he lost more than Sh5 million to suspected thugs who broke into his car in Thika Town.

The businessman Mathew Githinji said he had withdrawn Sh5.7 million from at least three banks and put the same in his car before he drove to a public toilet there for a short call.

When he walked back to the car he found the car was broken into and the money missing. Police are investigating the claims.

MEANWHILE: Police are looking for a housegirl who stole Sh4 million and jewellery from her employer in Nairobi’s Karen area in the latest such incident.

Miriam Mwelu Muinde is missing after she grabbed the cash from the home of Charity Mungai and left.

She was last traced to Ongata Rongai and Kiserian.

Police say she also grabbed jewellery valued at Sh500,000 that was in the house. This is the latest such incident to happen in the area amid calls on residents not to keep money in their houses.

IN OTHER NEWS: The man behind an armoury that has been operating without a license was Wednesday and is expected in court this morning.

He was taken by detectives from the DCI Anti-terror police unit (ATPU) after he surrendered to the police at Kilimani police station for grilling after his armoury cum office was found with 22 assorted guns and more than 500 bullets.

Ken Wycliff Okello Lugwili, the proprietor of Vic. Technologies Limited had for a long time failed to pay his monthly rent prompting the landlord, Ballon Wanjala Nangalama, to seek a court order allowing him to break into the premises.

Lugwili, aka General DeFao, is also a licensed arms dealer through Vic Technology Systems Ltd.

Police plan to ask the courts to detain him for a longer time to allow them to conduct further probes on his past activities.

ALSO: Police have warned of possible disruption of traffic flow this morning in Nairobi over the planned flagging off of this year’s World Rally Championship.

The events take place at KICC and Kasarani stadium. This means sections of Thika Road will be affected as the cars move from there to the city centre then to KICC for flagging off by president Uhuru Kenyatta and later to Naivasha.

More traffic personnel have been placed on the routes to control traffic flow.

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