In a dramatic turn of events at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, Kenya, Ms. Joy Karwithia Kaaria, an ex-employee of Revere Technologies Limited, found herself in the midst of a legal battle over the alleged theft of a Range Rover Evoque valued at Sh3.2 million.
The case unfolded before Senior Principal Magistrate Ms. Dolphine Alego, revealing a complex web of circumstances.
The prosecution claims that Ms. Kaaria, while employed at Revere Technologies Limited, stole the high-end vehicle bearing registration number KCX 783E on September 30, 2023, from Crescent Business Center within Nairobi County. Denying the charges brought against her, Ms. Kaaria’s defense argued that she had been dismissed from her job in September 2023 and had not received her dues.
Adding another layer of complexity to the case, the defense highlighted an ongoing High Court matter (E899/2023) related to the ownership of the contested motor vehicle. Intriguingly, the complainant in the current case is also the plaintiff in the parallel High Court proceeding, raising questions about the intricacies of the legal entanglement.
Despite the serious nature of the charges, Ms. Kaaria’s defense lawyer sought lenient bond terms, emphasizing her role as a mother. The court, presided over by Senior Principal Magistrate Ms. Alego, granted Ms. Kaaria a bond of Sh500,000 with two sureties of the same amount. Alternatively, she could deposit a cash bail of Sh100,000 with two contact persons.
As the legal proceedings unfold, the case is set to be mentioned on January 16, 2024, for pre-trial directions.