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Suspected female thief arrested and shamed in Ruiru banking hall

A woman was on Thursday arrested after stealing money from a customer’s bag in a Ruiru banking hall.

The suspect, Nancy Wawira Muthoni, was first paraded by the Kenya Commercial Bank management across other banks in the town with a neck tag written “I am thief”.

The woman has since been taken into custody as police search for her accomplices who were captured in the bank’s CCTV footage.

Ruiru OCPD Isaac Thuranira told Nairobi News that the woman will be arraigned in court on Monday.

“We are still looking for two other male accomplices who escaped as she was not alone during the incident,” said Mr Thuranira.

The incident was shared online by a user Amos Amoh warning clients to be careful while carrying out end month and school reopening transactions.

“Happening now at KCB Ruiru. I have just taken the above photo of this thief! The cctv shows they are working in a group of three but the other 2 hv escaped! She had stolen 5k from a lady’s handbag as the owner filled the deposit slip. Pls warn friends n relatives to be careful , especially now when banks are busy with parents paying school fees (sic),” he wrote.

The post went viral with over 50 shares and dozens of comments with some users accusing the bank management of injustice for parading her before trial.