University student charged with stealing foreigner’s wallet with over Ksh800k, phone worth Ksh143k

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 13 Nov, 2021 13:25 | 2 mins read

A third year student was on Friday, November 12 charged with stealing a phone worth Ksh143,000, passport valued at Ksh262,440 and cash from a man he had met three days earlier.

Veronica Njeri, 23, who is a student at a local private University was charged of stealing a wallet which had over Ksh800,000 in US dollars and Ksh30,000.

The money and items were stolen from Kabba Ibrahim a diplomat who hails from Sierra Leone on November 8.

According to the prosecution, she committed the crime together with another lady who went into hiding at the Black Rose apartments, Kilimani in Nairobi County.

“She had only met the Sierra Leone national three days earlier and informed him that she was drunk at a nearby entertainment joint and was in dire need of help,” the prosecution team told the court.

It is then that Ibrahim decided to rush to the club and met Njeri in the company of another lady whose name he cannot recall.

After realizing that the two women were drank, Ibrahim remained with no option but to take them with him.

The man told the police once in the house, Njeri requested that she is allowed to go to the washroom but requested Ibrahim to accompany her as she wanted to vomit.

They both left to the washroom leaving behind the woman who to Ibrahim was a total stranger.

However, when they returned back to the seating room, the stranger had already fled with Ibrahim’s phone and only left behind a Sim card.
It is then that the foreigner decided to go and report the matter at Milimani Police Station leaving behind Njeri.

The following morning, Njeri sobered up and when the man asked her who had accompanied her to his house, she totally denied knowing her.

Police officers after questioning Njeri opted to arrest and charge her with the theft.

Njeri has denied the charges before senior principal margitrate Esther Boke of Kibera law courts.

Boke released her on a Ksh300,000 bond with surety of similar amount or an alternative of Ksh100,000.

The case will be mentioned on November 12.

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