A middle-aged woman on Friday confessed before a Nairobi court to confiscating a mobile phone, valued at KSh10, 000, belonging to a man who refused to pay her for the sexual services that she had offered him.
The woman, namely Lilian Nyokoa Ngota, confidently confessed to being a commercial sex worker operating in Nairobi County – and that on the material day, December 21, 2016, her client, namely Joseph Gitonga Mwenda, who “came across as someone reputable”, refused to pay for “early morning service” at a Nairobi lodging.
She, thus, decided to run away with her client’s cell phone, a Huawei Y330, arguing she “paid herself” after her client became elusive.
Ms Ngota is alleged to have stolen Mr Gitonga’s phone at Rekemarie Bar and Restaurant along Tsavo Road in Nairobi County.
The phone was tracked and recovered by police officers in Githurai, where Ms Ngota lives.
Ms Ngota appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate, Francis Andayi, who was surprised by the woman’s boldness – to even explain her escapade with Mr Gitonga before the court.
“In this case, I like the fact that all parties are confident, the man-complainant in this matter had courage to report to police and have the phone tracked months later after the incident, if it was in the village, the man could have even gotten an excuse to explain to his wife that perhaps the phone got lost,” Magistrate Andayi cracked a joke, leaving the entire court, including the accused, in laughter.
Ms Ngota was convicted on her own plea of guilty to serve in community work for five hours before going home.