Thieves forcing victims to take mobile loans


Residents of Illasit in Loitoktok are living in fear after a gang of thieves has been terrorizing them in the recent past.

Some of the victims claimed they were forced to take mobile loans by the thieves who later crossed into Tanzania.

The  Nyumba Kumi chairman Daniel Kiharo said the break-ins had left everyone in fear as they suspect that the thieves are drugging their victims

“They are waking you from your bedroom, and if you do not have any money, they take your phone and apply for loans from mobile lenders,” Kiharo said.

In addition to the loans, the bandits are making away with household items and clothes from drying lines.

Two people have so far been arrested in connection with the crimes with residents hoping the nightmare will end soon.