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95-year-old woman caught stealing cash

By Mason White 1:11 PM July 10, 2015
Esther Nyambura Wachira 

By: Tanya Malhotra
An elderly woman was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from a real estate company.

Nairobi police said that they arrested 95-year-old Esther Nyambura Wachira on Thursday, after she was accused of stealing Sh900,000 ($8,851).

The woman denied the allegations. The woman’s attorney asked a judge to free her because she suffers from arthritis, diabetes and hypertension.

However, Wachira was booked into jail and her bail was set at Sh100,000 ($984). Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko offered to bail out Wachira.

Wachira allegedly stole the money from a real estate venture owned by Peter Macharia, Francis Kabue, and Fredrick Mwangi. The three formed Masterways Property.

Wachira owns several properties across the country through her company called Kiona.