A police pick up at the crime scene. PHOTO | MARY WAMBUIA police pick up at the crime scene. PHOTO | MARY WAMBUI
By HILARY KIMUYU

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr has sparked a storm on social media with claims that money stolen at KCB Thika branch over the weekend was a scam.

In a tweet, the senator cast doubts on reports that robbers dug a tunnel into the bank and stole Sh50 million. He also demanded an explanation from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) on how a “small branch” ended up with such an amount of money.

The bank’s manager Samuel Nganga has told police that he found the money missing on Monday morning when conducting a routine check on the strong room.

The thieves accessed the strongroom through an underground tunnel. They then used oxy-acetylene welding technology to generate a flame that drilled holes into the two safes that had the money.

Kenyans on Twitter weighed in with their opinion on the senator’s sentiments.