Detectives are looking for a gang that stupefied the brother of Uganda National Assembly Speaker Annet Anita and robbed him of his car in Nairobi.
According to police, the brother was to deliver the Toyota Prado to the sister before the incident which saw him admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital.
According to the Cambridge Dictionary stupefying is an act of making someone unable to think clearly, usually because they are extremely tired or bored, or have taken drugs
Stupefying to commit a felony is contrary to Section 230 of the Penal Code and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
The Speaker’s brother Wilson Okello told police from his KNH bed that he had picked up the car from Mombasa port and hit the road to Uganda on November 10.
On reaching in Voi area, he was flagged by four people including two women who claimed to be pastors heading to Kisumu.
They asked him to offer them a ride to Kisumu. The car did not have registration numbers then.
On the road, the driver said he was offered a soda as it was hot and agreed to take it.
From that point, he could not recall what happened until November 11 when he found himself at the hospital in Nairobi.
By then, his relatives from Uganda had been calling him in vain.
He had been picked up by an ambulance from the roadside along Mombasa Road and taken to the hospital.
By then, he was half naked as he only had his boxer and vest on, witnesses said.
The thugs had vanished with the car and all other belongings.
Okello stayed in the hospital until November 13 when he was discharged, police said.
Police said they are investigating the incident with the aim of establishing the gang behind the drama.
A team of detectives has been sent to the highway to pursue the gang. They are also reviewing security cameras on the highway as part of the probe.
Police say cases of stupefying have been on the rise and mostly affect revelers.
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