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Pumwani gym receptionists charged with theft of Sh1.4m

By Faith Karanja | October 7th 2019 at 19:20:56 GMT +0300

Emily Achieng and Priscah Nthoki Musembi when they appeared before the Makadara Law courts on Monday. [Faith Karanja, Standard]

Two women working as receptionists at a gym in Nairobi’s Eastleigh Estate were on Monday charged with stealing of more than Sh1.4 million from their employer.

Emily Achieng and Priscah Nthoki Musembi allegedly stole Sh1.4 million from the director of the Fitness Training Centre on diverse dates between January and September this year.

They are accused of stealing by failure to drop the levies collected from clients into the cash box, fraudulent diversion of funds and falsification of records.

According to the prosecution reports, the suspects who were employees of the company were found to be stealing money by writing different M-Pesa deposits. 

The director who was away noticed the gym was not doing well as he was incurring losses. 

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 He did his investigations and found that the two accused persons and another accomplice Eunice Atieno who is still at large were stealing money from the venture. He reported the incident to Pangani Police Station who launched investigations leading to the suspects’ arrest.

They denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Steven Jalang'o of Makandara law courts.

They were released on a Sh200, 000 cash bail each. Hearing of the case starts February next year.

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