Two foreigners lose Sh132m at a hotel in Shanzu, Mombasa
On September 13, 2023, two foreigners lost Sh132m at a hotel in Shanzu, Mombasa. The two men, from different nationalities, were in Mombasa for a training session. They left their hotel room locked in the evening to go swimming, but when they returned, they found the lock broken and their safe box missing.
The safe box contained traveling documents, including passports, and $900,000 (Sh132m). Other items stolen included a camera, two mobile phones, and two laptops.
The two men reported the incident to the hotel management and the Bamburi Police Station. CCTV footage showed two men breaking into the room, taking the items, and leaving. The hotel management declined to give further information on what happened, but the Kisauni sub-county OCPD confirmed that the matter is under investigation.