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Update: 2 Kenyans charged with stealing cash, gold rings from former J1 staff

Author: Chany Ninrew | Published: May 10, 2022

Ruth Kageha Livole, the domestic worker with her sister, Violet Engesia Aluse before a Nairobi court on Monday, May 9, 2022 - Credit | Karen. T Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

A Kenyan domestic worker and a sister were arraigned in court and charged with stealing $280,000 cash from their South Sudanese employer identified as Atong Amos Agok in Nairobi, Kenya.

The domestic worker also is accused of stealing three gold rings worth $1,600 from Atong, a former employee at State House aka J1 in Juba.

The Kenyan newspaper, Nation, reports that Ruth Kageha Livole, and her sister, Violet Engesia Aluse appeared before a Nairobi court on Monday.

The house-helper and sister were charged with stealing at least $280,000 and three gold rings worth $1,600 from their employer residence in Nairobi.

The two sisters were arrested on April 28 and 29 respectively and were since detained for interrogation.

Ms. Livole is allegedly colluded with the sister and others who have not been apprehended.

They denied stealing the money on diverse dates between April 15 and 21 in Nairobi.

The court heard Ms. Aluse was arrested in Riruta, Nairobi County, by Police Constable Pamela Kaari, and about $5,000 was found with her.

Ms. Kaari proceeded to Kamukuywa in Bungoma County, where she arrested Ms Livole, who was found with $25,000, the court heard.

The house helper and the sister are accused of handling the money, knowing it had been stolen or irregularly obtained.

They applied for bond, which Mr Machira did not oppose, saying the offence was bailable.

Ms. Livole was freed on a Sh5 million bond while Ms. Aluse was granted a bond of Sh2 million ($17,220).

Editor Note: This news is still being edited and may contain content from an earlier version of the account. Please bear with us while this update takes place.

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