Kayole woman who was allegedly seen on a footage stealing from a Sudanese woman at a pharmacy has been arraigned.
The accused Mary Wangechi however pleaded not guilty to theft charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Sharon Maroro
Wangechi was arrested after the patient reported the incident to the police station after reviewing the CCTV footage.
The court heard that; “Wangechi together with others stole from a Sudanese National Aluluel Lueth Kolnyin on November 19 at a city hospital.
Further, Wangechi stole two mobile phones infinix and Nokia, a necklace, handbag, Sudanese passport and ID, Yellow fever card and Jubilee insurance card all valued at Ksh62,000.
That day, Lueth had gone to the hospital for treatment with her brother when she was sent to pick her medication at the pharmacy and sat at the front row seat which had three seats.
She placed her bag in the unoccupied seat in the center and a while later a woman who was in constant communication through her phone occupied the last seat on the front row.
Later, two women joined them and sat behind the complainant with the last man occupying the last seat on the last row.
It was then the women started conversing and while at it, one woman went in from as if to inquire something but this time she was covering for the accused who was stashing the complainant’s handbag inside their big bag.
They then left hastily and disappeared in a motor vehicle which was later traced at Kayole and no sooner had they left than the complainant realized that her handbag was missing.
She later reported the matter to the security management of the hospital and the footage was reviewed revealing that the accused was conversing with the other women and collaboratively stole the handbag.
The complainant reported the matter to the authorities who traced the vehicle which they were using to escape.
Wangechi was arrested at the Kayole area while the rest managed to escape
She however denied claims when she was presented before senior principal Magistrate Sharon Maroro who granted her a bond of Ksh100,000 pending mention on December 2.