Police are hunting down for four thugs who raided the residence of Malawian High Commissioner to Kenya in Muthaiga along Kigwa Lane.
The botched robbery comes amid looming diplomatic row between Nairobi and Lilongwe after Malawi government initiated probe against a Kenyan law firm over alleged fraud claims amounting to Sh50million.
The attackers did not manage to gain access in the main house where High Commissioner Aggreener Musa was at the time.
The thugs still at large accessed the compound by cutting the chain link fence before they tied two private security guards at the main gate with ropes.
“The run-away thugs escaped after the High Commissioner raised a distress call.” Part of the police report says.
Officials at Malawian High Commission to Kenya acknowledged existence of audit queries involving the Malawi High Commission to Kenya and Kairu Mbuthia & Kiingati Advocates but claim Mbuthia accuses the Embassy of non-payment.
The law firm had been contracted as a custodian in the stalled rehabilitation of Malawi Chancery and Ambassador’s residence in Nairobi.
The matter is still under investigation and Malawian Attorney General Charles Mhango has been in the country over the same but they are yet to receive formal communication.
Malawi government is pursuing audit queries amounting to Sh50million but the law firm is said to have only received partial payment.
However, the law firm is accused of having failed to provide the services despite receiving the payment.
The audit report conducted since 2013 when the Chancery was reopened following temporary closure shows the amount in question is Sh50million but Mbuthia says they only received Sh11,144,000.