A couple from Rongai in Nakuru County is counting their losses when thieves ambushed them and took their money after they had just withdrawn money from a bank.

Joy Chebii and her husband Benson Langat had just withdrawn Ksh.699,000 from a bank in Nakuru's CBD to acquire construction supplies for their Rongai rental houses.

PHOTO | COURTESY police line

Chebii claims that after withdrawing, they proceeded to a local eatery for lunch before riding a matatu back home, alighting at Sobea junction, and then taking a boda boda.

“We had just gone some distance when a Landcruiser Prado overtook us and blocked us before gun-toting men came out and ordered us to surrender the money or they shoot us, they took my handbag and whisked away my husband,” she narrated.

PHOTO | COURTESY police car

Langat claimed he was told not to identify anyone in the vehicle since the robbers grabbed all the money and left him with only Ksh.2,000 in a different pocket before dumping him on the roadside while wrapped in a sack.

The incident was reported to the Menengai police station. Rongai OCPD Wilberforce Sicharani has since cautioned the public to avoid carrying big sums of money in bulk or utilizing bags.