A 34-year-old housegirl has been sentenced to one year imprisonment by a Kibera court for stealing Sh400,000 from her employer.
Jackline Kathumbi was found guilty of stealing from Nancy Kiarie.
Kathumbi had been charged alongside Collins Enos, a plumber, who had assisted her in duplicating the house keys.
It was alleged that on November 30, 2014 at King'ara Greens Apartments they jointly broke into Kiarie's with intent to steal the money.
While delivering her judgement, Senior Principal Magistrate Elizabeth Juma said the prosecution had proven beyond all measurable doubt that Kathumbi stole the money from her employer.
However, the case against Enos was weak and there was nothing connecting him to the theft of the said money that was taken from the house.
In his statement, Enos said that she was called by Kathumbi called him and told him to rush to her employer's house immediately.
When he got there, Kathumbi ordered him to remove the kitchen padlock and take it to corner stage a nearby shopping centre so that he could get duplicate keys.
Enos says he did as ordered and took the duplicate keys back to Kathambi who went to her master's bedroom and came out with Sh 2,000 which she gave to Enos for the good job done.
When the Kiarie returned home that evening she went to her bedside cabinet to take the money that she had out there for an investment and was shocked to find Sh 400,000 out of the Sh 900,000 missing.
She confronted her house girl but she denied taking the money and that is when Kiarie decided to go and report the matter at the police station.
After investigations, the security guard who was on duty that day said she saw a plumper coming out of that house with money and he asked what it was for he said that he had been paid for a plumber job.
Police arrested Kathumbi and Enos and upon search they found Sh 4,000 in her house which was taken as exhibit and they were both charged with stealing from Kiarie.
In mitigation, Kathumbi asked the court for leniency saying that she was very remorseful of what she did and that she will strive to be a law abiding citizen if released.
In her ruling, Juma said that he had considered her mitigation and the seriousness of the offence and ordered her to pay a Sh 300,000 fine in default to serve a one year jail term.
15 Feb, 2019  0  Comments
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