Kenyan Club Nairobi City Stars Confirms Loss of Valuable Items in Top Flight League Match

Kenyan Club Nairobi City Stars Confirms Loss of Valuable Items in Top Flight League Match

Martin Moses
May 30, 2022 at 2:38 PM
  • Top-flight club Nairobi City Stars has confirmed that its players and members of the technical bench lost personal belongings which included money and mobile phones
  • The club was playing against Gor Mahia at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday afternoon and the bizarre incident is said to have occurred during the first half
  • Club CEO has confirmed that they have reported the incident to the necessary authorities with the hope of bringing the culprits to justice

Kenya Premier League side Nairobi City Stars has confirmed the disturbing theft incident that occurred at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

City Stars were playing a Premier League against Gor Mahia and returned to the dressing room at half-time, only to find their valuables gone.

The club's Chief Executive officer Patrick Korir has explained on the club’s official website that a total of 13 phones and 94,050 Kenya Shillings were lost. The pilferage occurred during the first half of the game.

The items were stolen during the first half, and the occurrences was only known when the team returned to their designated room at halftime.
The shock caused a five-minute delay to the start of the second half and after the game, it was ascertained that a total of 13 phones were stolen and up to 18 persons lost cash totalling Kshs. 94,050, or thereabout.
At half time, the team returned to the changing room only to find bags and open wallets strewn on the floor. On checking, most realised they had lost cash and mobile phones. Very few were lucky as one row of bags was untouched.

Korir further gave details of the exact players and members of the technical staff that lost valuables.

Nairobi City Stars, Kenya Premier League
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It was double tragedy for Nicholas Kipkirui, Wycliffe Otieno, Davis Agesa, Jacob Osano, Rowland Makati, assistant coach John Amboko, keeper trainer Zachary Onyango and trainer Arthur Museve who lost both phones and cash.
Goalkeeper Elvis Ochoro, defenders Herit Mungai, Midfielders Sven Yidah, Anthony Kimani, and Mohamed Bajaber lost their phones only.
Stopper Kenedy Onyango, striker Ezekiel Odera, Mike Madoya, Calvin Masawa, Edwin Buliba, the Noor siblings of Timothy Ouma and Elvis Ojiambo, flyer Rodgers Okuse Okumu, Kevin Chumsy Okumu, and assistant coach Noah Abich lost cash.
Forward Agesa, on top of losing cash and a phone, also lost a pair of boots.

The club has confirmed that the matter has been reported to the Kasarani Stadium Police Station to assist in investigations. Korir has also asked any member of the public who might have information regarding the incident to report it to the nearest authorities.

The incident appeared to dampen Simba Wa Nairobi's efforts to record a win over Kenyan record champions Gor Mahia. The Green Army won the game 3-2 despite having Mathews Otieno sent off. The result leaves City Stars in fourth place with Gor Mahia in fourth.

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