KDF ‘repatriated’ sh300m banks cash at Westgate
After reports of looting by Kenya Defence Forces hit the news stand,KDF now says they ‘repatriated’ sh300m belonging to banks at Westgate.
Kenya Military spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir has tweeted that KDF secured three banks safes and took money and important documents.Chirchir sent inventories signed by the owners of the cash to newsrooms.
“Are the following banks on twitter? BBK, DTB, CFC, and KCB,” started Chirchir in his first tweet.
“@KCBGroup We sucured your Westgate Branch and facilitated the repatriation of your money to include the ATM,” the second tweet reads.
“@Barclays_Kenya @KCBGroup We secured your Westgate Branch and facilitated the repatriation of your money to include the ATMs. Over 300million repatriated from the banks, forex and casino at the Westgate.”
Chirchir tweeted, “DTB Bank custodial services was evacuated safely with documents of substantial value.”
KDF has send letters showing that banks and casinos took their safes on September 27-28. The inventories are signed for the army by Major Chirchir E.K,Cpl Ambrose Gichane and Cprl Afred Ruto.
The army has been in the receiving end of bad publicity after CCTV footage showed that soldiers were seen emptying cash tills and carrying paper bags at Nakumatt supermarket and other shops. A clip shows a KDF soldier checking a safe at a jewellery shop. The military has denied that her officers were involved in any form of looting the mall.
“KDF did a fantastic job, we know our enemies who have decided to use propaganda to undermine our public good will,” said Chirchir.