Househelp flees with loaded gun after stealing cash from employer in Lavington

Police are looking for a house help who stole an unknown amount of money and escaped with a gun belonging to her employer in Lavington, Nairobi. Florence Nabwire committed the offence on Wednesday evening. “The lady was picked up by a saloon car at her employer’s place,” Dagoretti OCPD Mohamed Rashid said on Thursday.

Rashid said the gun had nine bullets and the owner, a city businessman. is a licensed gun holder. In September 2016, a 20-year-old house help was sentenced to four years in jail for stealing Sh2.9 million from her employer’s bedroom in Kahawa West.

Hellen Nkatha was convicted by Makadara chief magistrate Heston Nyaga. She stole the money between May 5 and 15 from Kamau Ng’ang’a. She was sentenced alongside her sister Rosaline Gikunda, who was jailed for two years for handling stolen goods.