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Woman charged with stealing Sh368k from employer

By Joseph Ndunda February 11th, 2022 1 min read

A receptionist who allegedly stole Sh368,365 from her employer has been charged with theft and handling stolen property after she was found with Sh200,000 in her house.

Ms. Wairimu Gichungi is accused of stealing the money from JTC Technology Company limited at Sarit Centre in Westands, Nairobi on January 21.

She was charged at Kibera law courts with stealing the money which came to her possession by virtue of her employment.

In the handling of a stolen property charge, she is accused of dishonestly retaining Sh200,000 at her house in Babandongo in Ruaraka, Nairobi in the course of stealing it on February 9.

Charges against her read that she had knowledge or reasons to believe the money to be stolen.

The company’s owner had left her shop after confirming the cash was safe in a drawer but received a text from Gichungi’s workmate that the drawer was open after a break in.

She rushed to the shop and ascertained that indeed the drawer had been broken into and emptied.

The complainant went to view the CCTV and Gichungi was allegedly captured switching off the CCTV.

Gichungi was captured by CCTV leaving the premises with a khaki bag. The matter was reported to the police and investigations were done before she was arrested.

Ms Gichungi denied the charges before senior principal magistrate Esther Bhoke.

She was released on a bond of Sh200,000 and an alternative cash bail of Sh70,000.