Court Hears How Kayole Woman Drugged Husband, Robbed Him of Sh240,000

February 28, 2023
Caroline Wanjiku (right)

A 22-year-old woman was last week Friday charged for allegedly drugging her husband and robbing him of Sh240,000.

Ms Caroline Wangui Wanjiku was charged alongside her uncle Peter Kariuki Mwaura and her aunt Esther Wambui with conspiracy to commit a felony contrary to Section 393 of the Penal Code.

The three were accused of jointly colluding to steal the money from Francis Macharia Ndung’u in Kayole in Nairobi on February 21, 2023.

The court heard that on the night of February 20, Ndung’u and Wanjiku were at their rental house where they had a brief squabble over alleged infidelity.

They retired to bed before the complainant woke up the following day and found his wife had left, leaving behind their child and a house help.

Ndung’u tried to call Wanjiku but she did not pick up his calls. He checked his M-Pesa account and found Sh240,000 had been transferred to his wife’s phone number.

The complainant sought medical assistance and reported the matter at the Kayole police station.

During investigations, police officers established that Wanjiku had transferred the cash to herself. She then sent some of the money to her aunt Wambui who transferred the cash to her husband Mr Mwaura.

Police further established that Mwaura withdrew the cash at a hospital and deposited the same to Wanjiku’s bank account on February 21.

Detectives traced and arrested the trio before presenting them before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi of the Makadara Law Courts.

Wanjiku was solely charged with drugging in order to commit a felony where she is accused of administering a drug to Ndung’u.

In the third count, the trio was charged with jointly stealing from Ndung’u contrary to Section 268 of the Penal Code as read together with Section 275 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

They all denied the charges, with Wanjiku telling the court that the complainant is her husband and there was a possibility of settling the matter out of court.

Magistrate Njagi released them on a bond of Sh120,000 with a surety of a similar amount and an alternative cash bail of Sh100,000 each.

The matter will be mentioned on May 9 whereas the hearing was scheduled for October 24.

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