Gunmen posing as police officers raided offices of an Israeli construction company in Nairobi and robbed the company’s managers Sh7.9 million in an attack.

The gang of three went to SBI International Holdings SG offices in Lavington area on Sunday afternoon where they introduced themselves as CID officers from Kabete out to carry an investigation.

According to a police report, the three walked to the directors’ offices and whipped out pistols demanding the cash.

The report said the company lost Sh5 million in Kenyan shillings and US$35,000 that was stashed in the office.

According to Nairobi Area police boss Benson Kibue, the managers went to report the incident long after the gang had escaped.

But police locked up two of the managers after their statements were opposed by security guards who were on duty.

“We held them for further questioning after it emerged there were some missing links. We have however released them on bail pending the outcome of the investigations,” said Kibue.

When The Standard contacted the two, they refused to comment on the incident.

The guards are said to have told police they did not see the gang leave with luggage, alluding to the money that the bosses said they lost.

CID officers from Kabete police station said they are hansling the case, and they are investigating whether the said bogus officers went to the company offices as alleged.

The SBI AG Group of Companies is a diversified conglomerate with a strong presence in the international construction industry.

SBI AG is a key player in all areas of civil engineering, development and construction, with a project listing featuring hundreds of landmark projects around the globe.

Via Standard newspaper