BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA
Twenty-three-year-old Veronica Njeri has been charged with stealing a phone worth Sh143,000, cash and passport all worth Sh262,440 from her boyfriend.
Alongside the phone, Ms Njeri was accused of stealing a wallet containing USD800 and Sh30,000 and a passport from a Sierra Leone diplomat called Kabba Ibrahim.
The crime was committed on November 8 at Black Rose apartments, jointly with another accomplice who is still at large.
Njeri is a third-year student at a local private university.
She is said to have called Mr. Ibrahim whom he’d just met two days earlier, and informed him that she was drunk at a nearby entertainment joint and needed help.
It is reported that Ibrahim drove to the club in a cab and met Njeri in the company of a woman she introduced as just a friend.
He took both of them to his house in a cab and paid the cab driver who left immediately as he proceeded to his house with his two-day girlfriend.
After moments in his sitting room, he took Njeri to the washrooms to vomit leaving the other woman in the sitting room.
They spent around 10 minutes in the washrooms and upon return, the other woman had left with the items leaving behind her mobile phone which did not have a SIM card.
Mr. Ibrahim left Njeri asleep in his house and went to report the matter to the police. After sobering up a day later, Njeri told police that she doesn’t know the woman she was in the company of when she called Ibrahim to pick her at the club located at a mall in Kilimani area.
She was arrested and charged with the theft.