Not knowing the woman's motive, Chege raised an alarm and called the police.
"I locked the door from outside I called my neighbors to help. We managed to tie her with a rope as she resisted," said Chege.
Asked what she was doing in someone's bedroom, the woman could not give a proper response.
She told police she had gone to the cereal shop to ask for change but found the owner absent.
Fortunately, police from the nearby Kitengela station rushed to the scene and rescued her from the members of the public who were baying for her blood.
The officers had a hard time as the mob surged after word went around that she was caught stealing from the shop.
She is currently being held at the Kitengela Police Station pending an investigation.