Police in Mombasa are investigating an incident where electronics belonging to two foreigners went missing in a hotel room where they were staying in the Shanzu area.
The duo who sought anonymity checked in at the hotel one week before the incident happened.
They had left their room the evening of September, 13 only to come back and find their items missing.
The foreigners who are from different nationalities, one coming from the UK but working in the Philippines and the other one is a Canadian working in Thailand said they were in Mombasa for a training session that kicked off between September 11 to 16.
They said that their room was locked when they left on the eve of the incident but upon coming back, the lock had been broken.
“On that day evening, Wednesday 13, we attended the training session and decided to go swimming for a few minutes at 5.15 pm. When we went back to our room we found the door broken into and the safety box missing,” one of them said.
They explained that the items which were stolen included a camera, two mobile phones, two laptops and a safe box that had travelling documents including passports and 900,000 dollars an amount which is equivalent to 132 million Kenyan shillings.
Following the incident, they immediately reported the matter to the hotel management who called in security officers.
The matter was reported at the Bamburi Police Station where it was recorded under OB Number C/ORG/1/9/VOL11/016/2023.
“This was my fourth trip to Kenya and I have never experienced such an incident before.”