A member of the domestic staff at the Nairobi home of NASA leader Raila Odinga took advantage of Rosemary Odinga’s visual impairment and defrauded her of at least a quarter of a million shillings.
Joshua Odhiambo Ayub who worked as part of the subordinate staff at Odinga Karen residence
believed to have stolen at least Sh245,000 with the help of his wife.
Sourced told Kenya Live News that the theft was only discovered when bank statements from Rosemary’s account could not balance with what she could recall as her expenses.
The evil couple conspired to steal from her when asked for help transfer cash to her mpesa from her bank account.
Unknown to Rosemary, Joshua kept sending to his wife – Christine Jane Anyango – who had acquired a stolen national ID card in the name of David Munyasia and had registered a fraudulent SIM card with it.
It was on this fake SIM that mpesa deposits from Rosemary’s account were deposited and promptly withdrawn.
Yesterday the thieving couple were appeared before a Nairobi Chief Magistrate Court to face charges of theft. They were released on Sh on a bond of Sh 200,000 or a cash bail of Sh 100,000 each.
Rosemary Odinga fell seriously ill in April 2017 when she announced her withdrawal from the Kibra parliamentary race.
Rosemary had just been diagnosed with a brain tumor that required immediate treatment locally and abroad. It is an illness that would later affect her eyesight.