A woman alleged to have stolen a firearm from a police officer after spending a night together at Deputy President’s official residence has been charged with stealing.

Elsia Wakesho Kazungu was charged with two counts of stealing a gun and a mobile phone.


According to the charge sheet, the woman on December 19, 2019 colluded with other people not in court to steal a Ceska pistol serial number E1546 loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition, the property of National Police Service.

Wakesho together with her alleged husband, Joshua Owiti Oliech, were slapped with a second count of stealing an Itel mobile phone, belonging to Police Constable (PC) Francis Kariuki Kamande, a police officer attached to the DP’s residence.

Oliech, who was arrested on January 14 in Kisauni while in possession of the phone, was further charged with handling stolen goods after being found with a mobile phone worth KSh 1,200 belonging to Kamande.

A statement recorded by Kamande revealed that he met Wakesho on Moi Avenue, one of the Mombasa’s red-light district while strolling, K24 Digital reported.

The two would after a short chat agree to spend the night together where the officer was staying.

They proceeded to DP’s residence where they were allowed in by GSU officers on duty and proceeded to his house.

However, the policeman woke up the following day to realise his Ceska pistol, money and other valuables were missing. The woman was also nowhere to be seen.

The two denied the charges and were released on a KSh 200, 000 bond.

The residence has been on the spotlight after reports that Deputy President William Ruto was denied access to the house in early January.

The newly-refurbished house was for many years the Coast Provincial Commissioner’s official residence.

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