"Property is theft."
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
There is no doubt that while masterminding the actions to steal a few crates of eggs from the farm of William Ruto, the deputy president of Kenya, the culprits would have thought to themselves that the deputy president in his caliber would not worry over a few missing crates of eggs.
They were wrong – very wrong!
After raising alarm over 10 crates of eggs that went missing in his Yegen farm located in Sugoi, Uasin Gishu County, Turbo constituency of the country, the Deputy President of Kenya has ordered the police to investigate and bring the culprits to book.
This has led to the arrest of four people suspected of stealing 10 crates of eggs worth Sh2, 500. The four suspects are reported to be workers at the farm.
Eldoret West OCPD Zachariah Bitok said the suspects, two men, and two women are being detained at Turbo Police Station for questioning.
Speaking to The Standard, Mr. Bitok said a manager at the farm's poultry section realized at 11 a.m. the eggs worth Sh2, 500 were missing.
"All the workers denied knowledge of the missing eggs and the manager started a search and discovered that the four suspects had hidden the crates in one section of the farm," the OCPD said.
According to him, after the police was alerted, a special team of detectives were deployed to investigate the matter and establish the circumstances under which the workers stole eggs in what he termed as a very secure farm belonging to a very highly ranked public office holder in the person of William Ruto, Deputy President of the country.
The poultry farm is reportedly run by the DP and members of his family, with close supervision by his wife Rachel Rutto.
Bitok also added that the police were doing all they can to find out from the suspects if they were working with outsiders in masterminding the theft of the ten crates of eggs.
He said the farm was usually guided by officers from the General Service Unit.
Bitok said the four suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations into the theft are concluded.
He said the 10 crates of eggs were recovered and will be used as an exhibit when the suspects are charged.
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