Two househelps becomes millionaires overnight
Two domestic workers employed by a South Sudanese businessman have been accused of stealing 32 million shillings in hard currency and operating a suspected stolen property.
Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi was told by State Prosecutor James Machira that out of the enormous amount, only 3 million was recovered.
Mr Machira told the court that Miss Ruth Livole and Miss Violet Engesa Alus had been arrested in Bungoma and Nairobi counties, respectively, after a seven-day search of the two.
Ms Alus and Ms Livole, who were charged with stealing three gold rings valued at 32.4 million shillings and a black bag from Mr Atong Amos Agok Juak their employer, were arrested on April 28 and 29, respectively, and interrogated before being detained.
They denied stealing money from their employer’s apartments in the upmarket Karen Estate on various dates between April 15 and 21. They allegedly committed the crime jointly with others who have not yet been caught.
The court heard that Miss. Alus was arrested by police constable Pamela Kari in Riruta, Nairobi County, and was found with 580,000 shillings which was recovered from her.
Ms Kaari proceeded to Kamukuyawa in Bungoma County, where she arrested Ms Livole, who was found with 2.9 million shillings as was mentioned in the court hearing.
Two house helpers are accused of embezzling money, knowing it was stolen or obtained illegally.
They applied for a bond, which Mr. Machira did not oppose, saying the offense was bailable.
Ms Livole was released on a bond of Shillings five (5) million while Ms Aluse was given a bond of Shillings two (2) million.