As Kenyans continue to elicit mixed reactions over the Sh52 million Thika bank theft, the father of two of the suspects has described the incident as normal considering what he terms as the state of affairs in the nation. Titus Murakaru Githui, 59, the father of Halford Munene Murakaru and Charles Mwangi Murakaru, told journalists that he does not support criminal activities, but he is not surprised to see his sons dragged into the loss of such amount of money.
Speaking at his rural home in Karura Village, Mathira West, Nyeri County, Githu said that the sons are likely to have been inspired by incidents of corruption across the nation to commit the crime.
He cited the National Youth Service and Afya Center Scandals where the culprits have not been arrested.
“The perpetrators of these scandals got away with it. We know them and they are still at large,” he said.
He added: “How do you tell your children not to do these things when senior government officials engage in blatant theft and get away with it?”
The two and their co-accused and Julius Wainaina, 32 were released on bond of Ksh.4 million for each and a surety of the same amount.