MALINDI CHIEF MAGISTRATES COURT MISC CRIMINAL APPLICATION NO. E091 OF 2023. DPP VS PAULINE NJOKI NJOROGE & 2 OTHERS: COURT NO. 2: (GKA/0116/PNN/0723/CR/001/MLD/GKY.)
A Court session was held today 14/08/2023 for mention to confirm;
The DPP’s decision to charge or to close the miscellaneous file.
Release of Laptop and IPhone properties of Pauline Njoki Njoroge.
The DPP confirmed that they had just received the report from DCI forensic lab in Nairobi. They sought for a further mention date for them to analyse and make an informed decision.
The defense informed the court to put on record that on 03/08/2023 at 19:05:03 hrs there was theft of Kshs. 302,842.00 from VISA bank account of Pauline Njoroge Njoki.
Consequently the defense also applied that investigation be done by DCI alongside the current investigation and a report be filed in court on the grounds that; before the theft, the DCI officers were the only third parties who had actual possession and access to the said Bank Cards before the theft.
Prosecution sought to consult with the Investigating Officer before he could make any response.
Court ordered that;
1.The matter be mentioned on Friday 18/08/2023 for the DPP to confirm their position and to release the devices.
- DPP to respond on the defense application seeking thorough investigation of theft of Kshs. 302,842.00 from VISA account of Pauline Njoroge.