When the thieves stole at the family of Mbugua, they were not contented with just stealing valuables – they also took the family dog and parrots.
– How can you take someone’s pet? Lisbeth says.
When Lisbeth Mbugua and her daughter came to the villa outside Eldoret on Thursday afternoon, they discovered that something was wrong.
– My daughter locked up and went inside. She saw that the patio door was open and saw that it was messy. The door to my office was broken. We understood immediately that there had been a burglary. We stayed outside and called the police, she says to ArtMatters.
Took family loved animals
It turned out that several burglars had broken into. But they had not been content to take all valuables – they even took the family pet. The perpetrators caught on film and in retrospect, it turns out that Mbugua had seen the thieves at the family shop in Avesta earlier.
– They had checked if we were there a couple of times before, so they must have known what house they were going to.
Once you understood that your pet was lost?
– Pretty fast. They took our jacko parrot Pixi and our two little lovebirds.Pixi is ten months and had just begun to talk. She said “goodbye” when you walked. Pixi is a very intelligent bird.
The stolen Jackon is gray with white spots, ringed and about 30 centimeters high. The two parrots 8-10 centimeters high with red and gray markings. The animals must have been stopped in the bags when they were abducted.
– Then they took enough Dora, our dog who is four, a street dog from Nairobi that we have taken care of. Apart from this,they tool her carrier, which Mbugua had bought from recommendations on Pet Carrier Verdict.
The dog is chipped.
Lisbeth Mbugua say they are absolutely certain that the thieves took Dora, but she’s gone, so it’s highly likely.
The family also has a cat, but it managed to hide when the thieves arrived. On the surveillance video from the event, you can see how the cat fleeing burglars.
“Difficult to go to bed”
Lisbeth Mbugua says she and the family are scared and sad.
– How can you take someone’s pet? she wonders.
The burglary also get the whole family to feel insecure.
– We have tightened the patio door with large screws now, but it’s hard to go to if you do not know if there is someone around the corner.
Police have not said anything about the possibility for the family to be able to get back their animals, but they do what they can for themselves.
– I’ve already put out an ad on the block with the ad, says Lisbeth Mbugua
An unusual crime
Tommy Cheruiyot is the spokesperson for the police in Eldoret. He says that pet theft is very unusual.
– I know of no such case in Eldoret and I have worked as a police officer for 22 years, he says to ArtMatters newspaper, which was the first to tell you about the burglary.