2 Kenyans charged with stealing USD280,000 from South Sudanese employer

Ruth Kageha Livole and Violet Engesia Aluse before a Nairobi court on Monday, May 9, 2022 where they were charged with stealing more than Sh32.7 million in US dollars and a golden ring from a South Sudanese residence in Karen. [Photo: Dennis Onsongo | NMG

 

Ruth Kageha Livole and Violet Engesia Aluse before a Nairobi court on Monday, May 9, 2022 where they were charged with stealing more than Sh32.7 million in US dollars and a golden ring from a South Sudanese residence in Karen. [Photo: Dennis Onsongo | NMG]

Two Kenyan domestic workers employed by a South Sudanese national in the Kenyan capital – Nairobi were arraigned in court on Monday to answer to charges of theft of USD280,000 (UGX1,005,833,640 million also equivalent to KSH32.4 million) and handling of suspected stolen property.

According to the Nation Media Group, Kenyan State Prosecutor James Machira revealed that Ruth Kageha Livole and Violet Engesa Aluse both employees of Ms. Atong Amos Agok Juac were arrested in Bungoma and Nairobi counties after a seven-day search.

Machira told Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi that the duo, charged with stealing USD280,000 (Sh32.4 million), three gold rings, and a black bag from the employer’s house in Karen’s Tipuwana Apartments in mid-April, were nabbed on April 28 and 29. 

Only kSH3 million (USD30,000) was recovered from the suspects at the time of their arrest, Machira revealed.

The magistrate heard that the suspects were arrested by Police Constable Pamela Kaari. Aluse had Ksh580,000 (USD 5,000) in her possession while Livole had Ksh2.9 million (USD 25,000).

The two denied the charges and were freed on bail of Sh5 million and Sh2 million for Livole and Aluse respectively. 

Detectives handling the case stated that they would continue investigating to establish if the suspects help by other workers to commit the crime.

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