Drama in court as housemaid is accused of stealing employer’s wedding ring

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 15:51 | 2 mins read
Irene Andanu during the court proceedings. PHOTO/LILIAN SOI

An expensive wedding ring that was alleged to have been stolen has landed a housemaid in trouble after her former employer took her to court over the same.

The maid however in a contradicting statement which he filed in the court through her lawyer Newton Musembi hinted that her employer dismissed her from work without any reason.

However, the housemaid reveals she was reinstated back only to be tortured to a point of passing out.

“Irene Andanu on October 7, 2021, at Mountain View estate in Westlands Sub-County Nairobi County, being an employee of Ayieta Joy Mbeche stole her wedding ring worth Ksh 141,578 and a necklace worth Ksh 3,000 and which got into her possession by virtue of employment,” reads the charge sheet in part.

It was reported to the police that Andanu was told to clean the bedroom and wardrobes where the said jewellery had been kept.

However, Mbeche would later learn that her assets were missing, leading to the dismissal, but Andanu insists she was never told the reason for her dismissal.

She would later be reinstated a week later and obliviously went back to work.

According to Andanu she was not aware of her employer’s ill motive as she was allegedly badly beaten and threatened to produce the missing jewellery which she alleged that she had no idea.

In an affidavit presented in the court, Andanu stated that she was pushed to a certain room, where she hit her head against the wall.

Andanu further reveals she was ordered to produce the missing jewellery lest she face it rough as she pleaded for mercy in vain.

It was also indicated in the affidavit that Andanu was suffocated with a pillow until she passed out for several hours.

Her employer would go on to report the incidence the moment she regained consciousness, and would go on to be held at the police station for more than 24 hours.

The court in its determination asked Andanu to make official report based on torture allegations before setting the matter to be mentioned on November 1, 2021.

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