Two policewomen based at Mlolongo Police Station were on Wednesday charged with the theft of Sh 10 Million from two Chinese nationals.
Mary Muthoni and Eunice Mutuku, allegedly robbed Xing Shaoxiong and Jing Da Fei, employees of the China Road and Bridge Company, the firm contracted to build the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) on January 4th.
They denied the charges before Makadara Senior Principal Magistrate Angelo Kithinji.
The prosecution told the court that the two officers, assigned to guard a section of the SGR project, were armed with pistols at the time of the robbery, reports The Standard.
The court heard that the Chinese workers had withdrawn the money from a bank at Sameer Business Park on Mombasa Road when they were accosted by the law enforcers. They allegedly forced the complainants out of a car they were traveling in and threatened to shoot them if they raised the alarm.
They are alleged to have conspired with a taxi driver, Wilson Kamau, to steal the money.
The judge has ordered the arrest of Mr Kamau after he jumped bail and failed to appear in court Wednesday.
Of the stolen Sh10 Million, police have recovered only Sh135,000.
The officers were released on a surety bond of Sh1 million each pending the mention of their case on February 8.