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Househelp denies stealing employer’s 140k wedding ring – VIDEO

A house help who denied stealing a wedding ring worth Sh141,578 and a Sh3000 worth necklace from her employer has accused police of torturing her while in custody.

Irene Andanu was charged at Kibera law courts with stealing the items from Joy Mbeche’s home in Mountain View estate in Westlands Sub County on October 7, which came to her possession by virtue of her employment.

The suspect was employed by Mbeche on September 15 as a maid working four days a week between 8am and 6pm.

On October 7, Ms Mbeche assigned Andanu to clean her bedroom and cupboards while she was in the kitchen and she left after the work as usual but absconded from duty thereafter.

Days later, Ms Mbeche went to wear her wedding ring and found it missing. She also found the necklace missing.

Ms Andanu denied the theft before senior resident magistrate Charles Mwaniki.

She claimed to have been locked at Ms Mbeche’s house for a whole day on October 14 before she was handed over to the Kabete police station where she alleged to have been tortured and denied police bail.

She was freed on a Sh200,000 bond with an alternative cash bail of a similar amount and directed to lodge complaints at the police station. The case will be mentioned on November 1.