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Two ‘mchele babes’ charged with drugging a man in a Githurai bar

Two women saved by the police from a vengeful mob have been charged with the offense of stupefying to commit a felony.

The incident occurred at a club in Githurai 44, Nairobi, where the women allegedly drugged a man they intended to rob.

They are Jennifer Wanjiku Kamau, 45, and Lydia Waithera Maina, 37.

They are accused of administering an unknown stupefying or overpowering drug to Peter Swakei on July 1, 2023, at a club in the area.

The two were apprehended by members of the public after Mr Swakei, who they had followed into a bar, was found unconscious, seated between them.

They were beaten up and injured before police officers on patrol intervened, rescued, and arrested them.

The two were allegedly found with tablets of unknown drugs during a search at the time of the arrest.

Mr Swakei was rushed to a hospital in Kasarani where he was treated and discharged after regaining consciousness.

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On the other hand, the suspects were escorted to Kasarani police station, where investigations were carried out. The tablets of the unknown drugs have been handed over to the government chemist for analysis.

The two women had found Mr Swakei taking drinks at a club and joined him at his table.

He bought them a beer and took a bodaboda to go to another club. Still, the two women are said to have hired another rider to follow Mr Swankei to the next club, where they found him and sandwiched him between themselves before allegedly drugging him.

However, hawk-eyed security guards at the club noticed that Mr Swakei had blacked out shortly after the two women joined him and raised the alarm.

The members of the public accosted the two before police arrived at the scene and took over.

The two suspects denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Lewis Gatheru of Makadara Law Courts.

They pleaded for lenient bail and bond terms claiming they have children who solely depend on them.

They were released on a bond of Sh300, 000 and an alternative cash bail of Sh200, 000.

Their case will be mentioned on July 24, 2023, before the hearing starts on November 22.

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