Murang’a Barclays catches fire after their Nairobi ATMs were robbed Sh11 million

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Fire fighters extinguishing fire at Barclays Bank, Murang'a Town branch today. [Photo: Courtesy]

Fire broke out this afternoon at Barclays Bank in Murang’a town, hours after their four ATMs were tampered with and robbed more than Sh11 million over the Easter weekend.

Fire fighters responded to calls by residents who noticed smoke at around 1pm emanating from the bank that is in the town near Amica Savings and Credit Sacco.

The incident comes at a time questions have been raised after their ATMS in the city were robbed about Sh11.6 million in well-orchestrated theft between Thursday and Saturday.

Firefighters extinguishing fire reported in Barclays bank in Murang’a. [Photo: Courtesy]
At Kenyatta National Hospital their ATM was robbed Sh4.3 million on Friday night, on Saturday their machine at Mater Hospital, South B estate was found tampered and Sh1 million stolen.

Over the weekend four Barclays Bank ATMs in Nairobi were robbed over Sh11 million.

About Sh6.29 million was also stolen from their ATM in Mutindwa, Buruburu and also unknown amount of money from ATM at Cinema Plaza, city centre.

In March 19 Flying Squad detectives raided Barclays Bank Queensway Branch along Mama Ngina and discovered Sh2 billion and gold purported to be fake but the culprit insisted it was genuine money.

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