By Getrude Matayo
A 62-year-old woman was on Tuesday sentenced to 35 years in prison after being convicted of robbery with violence by the Loitoktok Law Courts.
Joyce Wairimu Kariuki, who had been at Shimo La Tewa GK Prison was accused of involvement in the robbery of motor vehicles between 2018 and 2019 in Nakuru, Nairobi, and Mombasa.
According to the records from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Wairimu was previously released from Shimo La Tewa prison after completing a 15-year jail term.
According to a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Wairimu resumed her thievery despite having been released from prison.
62-Year-old Joyce Wairimu Kariuki, an ex-convict of Shimo La Tewa GK Prison who was on 23rd April, 2019 arraigned at Loitoktok Law Courts charged with Robbery W/Violence was today sentenced to 35 years in prison following her case verdict. pic.twitter.com/7CtNnWdJcN
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“Following numerous reports of stolen motor vehicles especially lorries in Nakuru, Nairobi, and Mombasa between 2018 and 2019, DCI detectives narrowed down on the suspect around whom the thefts revolved despite having been released from the said prison after completing a 15-year jail term,” DCI said.
She was first arrested in 2005, prosecuted, and found guilty by the then Kwale Senior Resident Magistrate D.O Ogembo.
The convict had, in 2008 filed an appeal at the high court in Mombasa, but her application was dismissed by Justice M. Muya who on November 14, 2013, ruled that Wairimu’s appeal was “convoluted, disjointed and without merit”.