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Kibera woman charged with stealing a child

By Standard Digital | June 4th 2014

NAIROBI, KENYA: A 37year old woman has been charged at Kibera law court with stealing a child contrary to section 174 of the penal code

Mary Mweni Nzomo was accused that on May 31 at Kibera Soweto in Nairobi County forcibly took Veronicah Mwende a child aged 5 years with intend to deprive Ann Musee the parent of the said child .

The allegations were that on the particular day, the complainant was playing outside their plot with her friend Lilian Mumbi aged 9 years.

The accused is said to have had approached them and sent Mumbi to a shop to buy Biscuits. Mumbi later arrived without biscuits and told her there were no biscuits at the shop at that moment.

Nzomo picked her money and sent Veronica whom she followed to the shop.

The child is said to have been lost after that incident. The accused later returned alone. When veronica’s parent realized their girl was missing they searched for her in vain.

On June 1 they were accompanied by the accused who is their neighbour to Kenyatta police station where they reported the matter.

Following several questions by the police, the accused admitted that she knew where the girl was, and led them to Ngumo area where the girl was.

The accused was arrested and charged. Nzomo denied the charges before the Kibera acting senior principal magistrate Bernard Ochoi Wednesday and was released on a bond of Sh200,000

The case will be heard on July 28.

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