Nairobi News


KTN editor charged with stealing anchor’s Sh2.8m Mercedes Benz

An editor at Standard Media Group was on Tuesday charged with stealing the vehicle of KTN’s anchor Joy Doreen Biira at the company’s headquarters.

KTN editor Aaron Obudho Ochieng is accused of stealing the Sh2.8 million Mercedes Benz at the company’s parking yard along Mombasa Road.

Mr Ochieng denied the charge and was released on a Sh1 million bond or Sh300,000 cash bail.

The KTN anchor was in November wedded to her Kenyan fiance Norman Kung’u in a traditional wedding held in Kasese, Uganda. The couple was arrested after the event for sharing pictures of a police operation against guards of a local King in the region.


The vehicle, a Mercedes Benz E Class 220 silver in colour of registration number KBY 831K, was recovered in Kisumu on Friday at a car wash while bearing fake number plates.

Three suspects were arrested and booked at the Makadara Division, Industrial Area Police Station.

According to the police report, Ms Biira parked her car at the yard but later realized her keys were missing from her desk.

She went to check whether her vehicle was at the parking only to find it missing.

According to the police, she immediately reported the same to security and transport officer about the incident who together with her did another check at the gate and established that the motor vehicle was missing.