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Woman accused of vandalising ex-lover’s car after he refused to open house door

A woman who allegedly smashed her ex-lover’s Mercedes Benz and caused damage worth Sh207,000 after he declined to let her into his house is now facing charges of malicious property damage.

Pamela Macharia is accused of deliberately destroying property contrary to section 339 (1) of the Penal Code after allegedly smashing the vehicle belonging to a Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officer.

The detective had dumped her after a short-lived relationship.

Ms Macharia is accused of intentionally and unlawfully destroying a windscreen valued at Sh86,000, a car screen valued at Sh80,000, a rear right tail light worth Sh25, 000 and a side mirror worth Sh16,000 – all worth Sh207,000 at East Capital Apartments on November 7, 2023.

The detective was at his house when Ms Macharia knocked and upon opening, he met her at the doorstep.

She had turned up at his house uninvited while allegedly drunk.

The officer called security guards manning the apartments’ gate to escort Ms Macharia away but she offered to leave on her own.

The complainant later heard someone hitting a metallic object and went to check only to find Ms Macharia destroying his car and rushed to the parking.

When she saw him, she allegedly started escaping towards the gate. Security guards detained her at the gate.

The complainant rushed and reported the matter to the police and Ms Macharia was arrested.

The detective told his colleagues at the Mowlem Police Station during investigations into the matter that he had broken up with the suspect after dating her for three months.

The two had met online where the officer was her customer and he had bought several items from her before the business relationship blossomed into a love affair.

But Ms Macharia denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Hellen Okwani of Makadara Law Courts and claimed she had been married to the detective for over three years.

She told the court that she was one month pregnant for him but court prosecutor Levy Mwandawiro said according to the details in the file, the two had dated for three months.

Ms Okwani remanded the suspect at the police station until November 10, 2023, and ordered a pregnancy test to ascertain that Ms Macharia was pregnant and also ordered a probation officer’s report to help in setting bail and bond terms.

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