Two people were on Monday charged in a Mombasa court with stealing a pistol at Deputy President William Ruto’s official residence in Mombasa, The Star reports.
Elsia Kazungu and Joshua Owiti are accused of stealing a Ceska pistol loaded with 15 bullets on December 19 last year.
Francis Kariuki, an officer attached to DP Ruto’s residence in Mombasa recalled meeting a lady by the name Stella.
Stella was reportedly a commercial sex worker and was approached by Kariuki to offer services for some pay.
They boarded a tuk tuk to the officer’s quarters at the DP’s residence and on arrival, he introduced himself to the GSU officer manning the gate before he was allowed in with the woman.
Once inside, she requested Kariuki to allow her to take a shower.
He took his pistol and placed it under a pillow.
The woman came back and sealed the deal as agreed.
According to the police report, when the officer woke up after some hours, he realised his pistol, mobile phone and Sh700 were missing
Kariuki was advised to print his M-Pesa statement and he realised a transaction he did not authorise was made to one Jackson Muthangya.
Upon his arrest, Muthangya said he was a boda boda operator.
The operator said he didn’t know Stella and only picked her in town and ferried her to Nyali.
Investigations further revealed that Stella’s real name was Gladys Wanjala and she allegedly sold the gun to Elsia, who is facing the criminal charges.
The suspects denied the charges before Mombasa chief magistrate Edina Nyaloti and were released on Sh200,000 bond.
Nyaloti, however, questioned prosecution on how the accused accessed the DP’s residence, which is heavily guarded.
The case will be mentioned on February 10.