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Nairobi woman in trouble for stealing TV, gas from ‘lover’

By Joseph Ndunda February 11th, 2022 2 min read

A woman who allegedly stole household items and clothes from a man who hosted her at his house was charged with theft and handling stolen property at Kibera law courts.

Nancy Amani is accused of stealing a 24” TV, a subwoofer, a six kilos gas cylinder, two pairs of shoes and a jacket all worth Sh82,300 from Sylvester Mwangi’s house in Uthiru, Nairobi on January 30, 2022, after a sleepover.

Amani had called Mwangi on January 29 saying she was travelling from Nyahururu to Nairobi for a function and requested that they spend the night together at his house.

Mwangi agreed and told her to alight at Uthiru stage but she informed him that she was driving herself.

She informed Mwangi upon arrival at Uthiru where she waited for him to pick her where she claimed her car had been taken to Kikuyu Township by her friend.

The two went to Mwangi’s house where they spent the night but Mwangi left the suspect in his house very early the next day after she failed to convince him to go for her car at the said friend’s.

At around 10am, he received a call from a caretaker enquiring whether he was vacating his house after seeing two women carrying items from the house.

The caretaker could not find the women after Mwangi said he was not moving houses. The two women allegedly including Amani had already left on a motorbike.

Amani was traced and arrested within the area and the items found in her house. She was also charged with handling stolen property after she was allegedly found with the items.

The suspect denied the charges and claimed that Mwangi is her boyfriend and he gave him the items.

She was released on a Sh100,000 bond with a surety of a like sum and alternative cash bail of Sh20,000. The case will be mentioned on February 24.