Women entangled in mchele business, two men charged with robbery with violence

From (R-L) Patrick Wekesa alias Jacky, Joseph Makau Mulatya, Rehema Njeri Onga'i, Hadijah Onga'i, Vigilance Mumbi at Milimani Law Courts where they denied robbery with violence and extortion charges. Photo/Courtesy.

Five people highlighted on DCI’s Facebook page over extortion and kidnapping using mchele have been charged.

Patrick Wekesa alias Jacky 22, Joseph Makau Mulatya 37, Rehema Njeri Onga’i 34, Hadijah Onga’i, Vigilance Mumbi 18, were charged with extortion and robbery with violence.

The five are accused of attempting to extort Sh 3 million from Abdul Aziz by causing his son Naveed Abdul Aziz to make a false phone call that he had been involved in a road accident along Kiambu Road near Quickmart Supermarket.

The accused are alleged to have committed the offence on 25th May 2022 at Mathare area in Nairobi with intent to extort.

With the exception of Onga’i, the other court accused persons were charged in a separate file with robbery with violence.

The four are accused of robbing Jainam Mayur Shah of Sh 447,000 and at or immediately before/after the time of robbery, wounded the victim.

The court heard that the accused persons committed the offence on 24th April 2022 at the same place while armed with dangerous weapons.

They denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi.

The court granted each of them Sh 1 million bond.

Luring men


According to the DCI, the women have been luring unsuspecting men from social networking sites before leading them to a room where the man is held hostage and asked to buy his freedom.

The mchele women allegedly promise the men blissful moments with a happy ending where the men easily fall into their trap.

Those who fall prey are taken to a house behind Ruaraka’s Naivas supermarket, with a promise of an action packed night from two to three babes depending on one’s preference.

But moment the rise to the occasion, a man posing as a boyfriend to one of the women suddenly appears.

What follows are demands for a ransom depending on how deep one’s pockets are.

The five were ambushed yesterday while holding a victim incommunicado and naked, as they eagerly waited for an Mpesa transaction of Sh100,000 to set the man free.

The man had called his relatives claiming that he had been involved in a road accident and needed Sh100,000 for treatment.

The officers connected the crime to an incident that occurred last month, where a man was accosted in Parklands and robbed of Sh450,000.