Githurai man charged with stealing after mchele incident at Avery Lounge, Embakasi

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George Kinuthia Kamau at Milimani Law Courts where he denied stupefying and stealing charges. PHOTO/Sam Alfan

A man from Githurai 44 has been charged with allegedly drugging a fellow man at Rystas Guest House in Umoja Estate in order to rob him.

George Kinuthia Kamau is accused of administering salicylate (APYCY), a stupefying drug to Bernard Cheruiyot Chirchir with intent to steal from him.

Kamau is alleged to have committed the offence on 29th May 2021 at Rystas Guest House in Umoja Estate, Nairobi, jointly with others already before court.

The accused is also charged with stealing a Huawei mobile phone valued at Sh 30,000, one Equity Bank ATM card, Sh 1,098,200 cash and a National Identity card, the property of Chirchir.

It is alleged that the complainant and his friend had gone to have drinks at Avery Lounge in Embakasi on 28th May 2021 at.

While enjoying their drinks, the two men were joined by two ladies unknown to them and they started sharing the table at around 10 pm.

At 4am, the complainant, his friend and the two ladies got in a car and proceeded to Rystas Guest House in Umoja where on arrival, his friend left him in the company of the two ladies.

The complainant booked a room where he was to continue enjoying some bears they had bought with the ladies until 10am when his friend was to come back.

When his friend arrived to pick him up, the complainant requested to relax for a while and leave later.

The complainant fell asleep and was at some point woken up by two ladies to eat some chips and chicken they had bought.

It is alleged that immediately after eating, Chirchir started feeling dizzy and went into a deep sleep.

He was woken up at around 6pm by the guest house security guard. Chirchir claims to have woken up with a serious headache and noticed the two women were nowhere to be found. The Mchele had worked and the ladies robbed him clean.

When he went to the bank the following day, 30th March, to block any transaction from his ATM, he was informed that all his money (over 1 million shillings) had been transacted through bank transfers and mpesa transactions.

The money was sent to different bank and mpesa accounts including that of the accused.

Kamau denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo and was released on a cash bail of Sh 200,000.