East Africa

Four people charged for stealing Shs79million from the dead

Kenya: Four persons, among them a woman, were on Tuesday were charged with stealing from the dead.

In the first file, Muguna Mutembei and Ayugu Eugene Shivachi were charged with 12 counts of stealing Ksh.2.2 million (about Shs79 million) from Amos Ngata Muiruri who is deceased.

It is alleged that they stole the money from the deceased’s account held at KCB, Equity Bank and NCBA.

The two were released on a cash bail of Ksh.500,000 each and directed to avail two contact persons.

In the second file, the two were charged alongside Morris Koome Riungu and Jane Wacuka Gathogo with stealing 39 sim cards from different subscribers, mostly deceased.

They were released on a cash bail of Ksh.200,000 each.

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