A 28-year-old woman stunned a Makadara court when she denied stealing her employer’s money claiming it was payment for good sex.
Ms Ruth Khaecha denied she stole a cool Sh1,350,000 from her former employer, Paul Mwangi, at Balozi Estate in Muthaiga.
When she was first arraigned in court on January 15, Khaecha said she earned the money as a reward for providing “good sex”, the Star reports. She, however, disputed the alleged amount saying it was only Sh800,000.
Khaecha told the court she started working for Mr Mwangi on November 25. After working for one month, Mwangi started making advances on her and Khaecha started to develop feelings for him.
She said after telling him about her difficult life story, Mwangi promised to help her. The accused further testified that whenever Mwangi was at home and his wife was gone, they would have sex.
‘GAVE HIM PERFECT SERVICE’
On January 3, Mwangi came home early with a bag containing envelopes that had money. She said Mwangi showed her the money and they then had wild sex, with her employer placing one of the envelopes on her chest.
“I asked him what was in the envelopes when he started caressing me and he said it was money. Then I took one of the envelopes and confirmed that.
“I played my role well in bed. It was not the first time but this time I decided to give him perfect service like never before, as I was aware it was going to be a life turning moment for me and my children,” she told the court.
Ms Khaecha said Mwangi gave her Sh800,000 which she kept in her bedroom and only counted it after she got to her home in Kakamega.
The court also heard that Khaecha worked for two and a half months, earning Sh6,500 per month. She said she decided to quit because Mwangi’s wife, Jane Wairimu, appeared suspicious “based on how quarrelsome she had become”.
On his part, Mr Mwangi testified that on December 28, 2018, he withdrew Sh500,000 from KCB Bank and hid it in his wardrobe in the bedroom.
On January 10, he withdrew an additional Sh700,000 from Equity Bank.
Five days later, a security guard called him and asked whether he was aware that his househelp was leaving. He said he and his wife were not aware of that.
“When I went home I found the gate locked and the front door unlocked. The accused person was not there and I tried to call her but to no avail,” Mwangi said.
The complainant added that CCTV footage showed Khaecha leaving with a bag.
During the court ruling on Friday last week, Makadara Chief Magistrate Heston Nyaga found Khaecha guilty of stealing from Mwangi.
“The prosecution demonstrated through its witnesses that the accused person made away with the money when she was left alone in the house through CCTV footage,” the Magistrate ruled.
Nyaga added that the accused did not deny taking possession of the complainant’s money.
The prosecution also proved that Khaecha stole more than she claimed as she bought land worth Sh570,000, gave her father Sh500,000 and Sh70,000 was found in her purse.
The Magistrate said that when she was tracked down to Kakamega, she had already purchased other items including motorcycles.
“This amount already exceeds the Sh800,000 mark.
“The accused person was left in the house with full knowledge that there was money in the house. She saw an opportunity to enrich herself and she took it. She lied to the guards that she had been sent to repair clothes and shoes and by the time the guards realised this was not the case, she was long gone.”
Magistrate Nyaga ordered that the land she bought be sold to recover the cash stolen from her former employer.
He also sentenced Ruth Khaecha to three years in prison.