Nairobi News


DPP wants ‘private investigator’ Jane Mugo held in custody for her own safety

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has urged the court to detain ‘private investigator’ Jane Mugo at Lang’ata Womens’ Prison to ensure her safety after she claimed her life is in danger.

The request came after Ms Mugo sought state protection, saying she had been receiving death threats from the investigating officers in a case where she is accused of threatening to kill two people.

Mugo claimed that the threats to her life and her family began way back in 2014 but despite her reporting to the police, none of the cases was dealt with.

In September, Mugo was charged with threatening to kill Deepa Shah Desmond at Kyuna Close in Spring Valley on February 4.

She also faced a second count of threatening to kill Martin Mugusia in 2015, in an incident she is reported to have drawn her pistol.

The accused had been on the police’s wanted list after the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) initially linked her to various criminal activities, including robbery with violence, impersonation and threatening to kill.


However, when she appeared in court, Ms Mugo only faced the latter charge of “threatening to kill.”

The accused has blamed the DCI of witch hunt by describing her as a ‘serial criminal’.

A warrant of arrest was issued after she failed to attend a court session on September 10, 2019 at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi.

Mugo is out on a Sh300,000 cash bail with an alternative bond of Sh500,000 after denying the charges. The matter will be mentioned on November 6, 2019.