Police have arrested four people suspected of stealing 10 crates of eggs worth Sh2, 500 at Deputy President William Ruto’s farm in Sugoi, Uasin Gishu County.
Eldoret West OCPD Zachariah Bitok, who confirmed the report said the suspects, two men and two women are have been detained at Turbo Police Station for questioning
Mr Bitok told The Standard a manager at the farm’s poultry section realised at 11 am the eggs worth Sh2,500 were missing and alerted police
“All the workers denied knowledge of the missing eggs and the manager started a search and discovered that the four suspects had hidden the crates in one section of the farm,” the OCPD said.
He said a team of detectives were deployed to establish the circumstances under which the workers stole eggs in what he termed as a very secure farm.
The poultry project is reportedly run by the DP and members of his family, with close supervision by his wife Rachel Rutto.
Bitok said they were investigating to establish if the workers colluded with outsiders to steal from the farm that is guarded by officers from the General Service Unit.
The firm supplies hundreds of crates of eggs to towns in the North Rift and Nairobi.
Bitok said the four suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations into the theft are concluded.
He said the 10 crates of eggs were recovered and will be used as an exhibit when the suspects are charged.