A woman’s plan to kill her employer backfired, landing her before a Judge where she was charged with putting poison in her employers medicine.
She appeared before the Milimani Law Courts accused of putting poison in her employer’s medicine.
Sharone Akinyi Otieno, 22, was charged with causing Ann Wangui Wanjohi to take poison on October 5, at Kariokor Market in Nairobi.
Wangui sells motor vehicle paints and has five employees; two of them women,. Akinyi denied the charge before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi last Thursday.
According to the prosecution, Wangui fell ill on October 3, at her residence in Embakasi estate and sought treatment at Komarock Modern Healthcare in Utawala.
Upon diagnosis, she was given two sets of tablets and one bottle of syrup, after which she returned home. All was well until October 5, when the poison was allegedly put in her medicine.
Wangui had put the medicine in a shelf in her business premises.
In the evening, while at home, she removed the medicine from her bag and diluted the syrup, as she had done for the first two days, but unlike before, it turned whitish, raising her suspicion.
Wangui said the medicine smelled and tasted different. She returned to the hospital and, after examining the drug, a doctor informed her that a foreign material had been put in the medicine. She was treated and discharged.
She later reported the matter at Kamukuji police station.
Police further claimed that on reviewing CCTV footage in the complainant’s shop, they established that the accused took the complainant’s bottle of medicine from her handbag and went with it to the toilet for some time.
She later returned it to Wangui’s bag. No one noticed.
Police believe this is the time poison was put in Wangui’s medicine. Akinyi, who was not represented, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
She was released on Sh50,000 cash bail or a bond of Sh500,000. The hearing was set for November 25.