The alleged two suspects “mchele gang” who are alleged drugged Brian Njoka Muturi the son of former National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi and stole over seven hundred thousands Kenya shillings , which was later traced to the suspects accounts. PHOTO/ CHRIS OJOW

The victim, former National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi’s son Brian Njoka Muturi testifying at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County Kenya. PHOTO / CHRIS OJOW

Suspects lawyer cross examining the witness at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County Kenya. PHOTO / CHRIS OJOW


By Chris Ojow

The scene of crime was in Kericho town,

where Brian Njoka Muturi, the son of

former National Assembly Speaker Justin

Muturi fell victim of the so-called”

Mchele gang” on the night of August 22

year 2019.

while testifying before Senior Principal

Magistrate at Milimani Law Court Nairobi

County Kenya, Muturi son informed the

court that he lost over seven hundred

thousands Kenya shillings. Which was

transferred from his Standard chartered

Bank, CBA Bank and my KCB bank account

to Mpesa, sent to an unknown phone

number and Co-operative bank account.

The Son of senior personality in the

Country went for leisure at club in

Kericho town together with his cousin

and his friends .

It is alleged that their drinks were

spiked with unknown substance by two

unidentified women in their company who

also are believed stole his Mobile

Phone Samsung Galaxy Note 9 worth

100,000. Kenya shillings .

“I do recall that on August 22,2019 at

about 10:30 pm while on a visit to

Kericho town with my mother, I went out

with my friends to a club called

Exclusive where we made merry as l

settled my bills using my mobile phone .

At the club while parting at some point

l saw two women join our table but

later left. From then l do not know what

happened as l left the premises the

following day at 12:30 pm,” Njoka

narrated .

He informed the court that immediately

after he left the club he went back to

his hotel room where he took a shower

and he and his mum travelled back to

Nairobi without lodging a complaint of

the lost mobile phone with any police

station within Kericho town.

When asked by the prosecution why he

never reported the matter within the

county, Njoka replied that” because my

phone is insured so for me it was a

normal loss as I would report the theft

when I get back to my insurance agent in


“Moments after arriving home, l tried to

access my Standard Chartered Bank

account through one of my other phones

and found that l had a balance of Sh 650

where there was money above Sh

415,000,” Muturi’s son told the court.

“To his surprise, within 12 hours, l had

made Multiple transactions from the Bank

account to M-pesa to a tune of over Sh

414,350. The amount was transacted over

the night and withdrawn via a number in

Embu county,” he said.

Njoka further stated he was also shocked

to find that his CBA bank which had Sh

210,000 the funds had also been

withdrawn by the suspected fraudsters.

“Since l wanted to give a friend of mine

Sh 50,000, l tried my CBA bank account

where l was told l transcated Sh 15,000

on August 22,2019 which l confirmed and

asked for my balance and was informed

that the balance is Sh 450 in an account

that had Sh 210,000,” he said.

The court heard that the bank officials

of CBA confirmed to Njoka that he had

made multiple transactions using his

phone on the same night of August


He added that following the frustration

and huge loss of his cash through his

Safraicom Line he decided to visit a

Safaricom shop within Nairobi CBD

On inquiring with the telecommunication

attendant, he was informed that his sim

card had failed and was advised to do a

replacement for the same.

“In my KCB Mpesa account l had a balance

of Sh 25,000 which was also withdrawn.

on realising this situation was going

beyond a lost phone l proceeded to

Parliament Police Station where l made

my report,” Njoka said.

Asked by the prosecuting counsel on

whether he shared his mobile phone pin

number with any of the friends who they

were drinking with at the club in

Kericho?, Njoka replied he can not

recall what happened after he paid the

bills of Sh 15,000.

He also confirmed to court that he was

not familiar with the two women who

joined him at the club on that

particular night.

Muturi’s son was testifying in a case

where two suspects Alex Njagi Kathuro

alias Alex Muhia and Denis Murimi

Wanjiku are charged with defrauding him

of his phone valed at Sh 100,000 and

cash Sh 720,800.

On August 22,2019, Njagi is alleged to

have ordered his co-accused Murimi who

was in Embu county to open a cooperative

bank account and register a Safaricom

line for the purpose of receiving the

funds from Njoka’s accounts.

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