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Woman charged with murder of Nairobi dentist

A middle aged woman was on Tuesday charged with robbery with violence and killing a Nairobi dentist who went missing three weeks ago.

Caroline Sinzora Kahera, an employee of Kenya Power company appeared before a Kibera court and denied robbing Dr Erick Ariba Olembo of a car and personal document and killing him.

According to the charge sheet, Sinzora allegedly committed the offence with other people who were not in court in Langata, Nairobi on June 1 while armed with firearms.

A second count stated that on June 16, she was found in possession of Doctor Ariba’s car in Ruai, Nairobi, having stolen or knowing that it was stolen property a charge she also denied.

The car, according to the prosecution, was valued at Sh1.5 million and was recovered in Ruai area, while the body of the doctor was found at the City mortuary 16 days after he went missing.

According to court documents the body had bullet wounds.

The court heard that the accused had been in police custody for 20 days before she was produced in court on Tuesday.

While applying for bond before Chief Magistrate Ann Ong’ijo, the accused said she is a Kenyan in gainful employment being an employee of Kenya Power.

“I was also arrested few days after a cesarean delivery,” she said.

The prosecution did not object to the application but urged the court not to grant her cash bail noting that the charges against her are serious.

She was released on Sh500,000 bail until July 25 when the case will be mentioned.