•The two, who were on board the company’s vehicle, had arrived at the vault as scheduled but left without police escort.
Police on Monday launched a manhunt for two employees of a security firm who stole Sh94.9 million they were supposed to deliver to a bank in Nairobi.
The money was from a vault belonging to the security firm in the Industrial Area and was to be delivered to a bank in the Central Business District when the incident happened at about 6 am.
It belonged to a supermarket and was for the weekend sales, police said.
The two, who were on board the company’s vehicle, had arrived at the vault as scheduled but left without police escort.
Police said the escort came to realize the vehicle with the money was missing minutes after it had left with the cash.
The said motor vehicle was found dumped at the Dafam area South C, next to the southern bypass, without the suspects and the money missing.
Senior police officers visited the scene and established the two escaped aboard a waiting car.
Police who visited the scene declared investigations had been launched. Teams of security personnel were mobilized to pursue the two but reported they had escaped to an unknown destination.
Police say the incident is new for now and seems to be an inside job.
The officers who were to escort the canter involved in the heist were questioned as part of the probe into the incident.