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Last Updated: Sunday, 7 December, 2003, 12:50 GMT
Kenya minister in carjack terror
A Kenyan Government minister and a priest were bundled into the boot of their car by carjackers, reports say.

Water Resources Minister Martha Karua was robbed of money, a mobile phone and her golden earrings.

A five-man gang abandoned the pair unhurt on the outskirts of Nairobi, the Sunday Standard newspaper said.

Earlier this year, Ms Karua was badly injured in a plane crash in western Kenya that killed Labour Minister Ahmed Khalif and two pilots.

Ms Karua and University of Nairobi chaplain Fr Dominic Wamugunda had been waiting to enter a compound in the Kabete area at around 0100 on Saturday (2200 GMT Friday) when they were attacked, said Kenyan KTN TV.

"They were waiting for the gate to be opened, that's when they were confronted by the carjackers," said police spokesman Jesse Mituki.

The gang commandeered the car and drove around the city before finally dropping the minister and the priest in the Waithaka suburb.

Ms Karua was robbed of 13,000 shillings ($171), a mobile phone and her gold earrings, said KTN TV.




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