DCI Seeking Phone Records of Person Behind Billionaire's Escape From Weston

A file image of business woman Mary Mungai(left) and Deputy President William Ruto(right)
A file image of business woman Mary Mungai (left) and Deputy President William Ruto (right)

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is now trailing another person who allegedly helped the wanted billionaire, Mary Wambui Mungai, beat police dragnet at Weston Hotel before she later surrendered to the Anti-Corruption Court.

Investigating officer, Amina Ado, through the evidence presented in court stated that she had written to mobile service providers seeking to establish whom the billionaire was communicating with before she turned herself in.

The investigating officer wrote to the mobile service providers to get records from two phone numbers that may have been used to help the billionaire and her daughter escape from Weston Hotel along Langata Road where they had allegedly booked rooms.

A file image of the entrance of the DCI headquarters along Kiambu road.
A file image of the entrance of the DCI headquarters along Kiambu road.

DCI argued that Wambui and her daughter were in constant communication with a third person who reportedly was giving them tips that helped them successfully escape and beat the police trap laid to apprehend them.

Evidence presented before the Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate, Felix Kombo, indicated that the police were tracking the billionaire and her daughter using their mobile phones, but they had switched off the gadgets.

This prompted the detectives to circulate their numbers and information to all police stations and even ended up sealing up the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to prevent her from fleeing the country.

“We may disclose your information to law enforcement agencies, regulatory authorities, courts or other statutory authorities in response to a demand issued with the appropriate lawful mandate and where the form and scope of the demand is compliant with the law,” the data protection law from the company they sought phone call records stipulates.

According to detectives, the billionaire must have received help from an inside person to help her escape and remain on the run for those days.

“The records at the hotel maintained at the reception had not listed the duo as guests on December 8 despite their personal belongings being found there,” the prosecution told the court.

Items that were recovered include an identity card, bank cards, a firearms licence and a temporary travel permit to Zambia. The items were left behind as the duo hurriedly left Weston hotel.

She is investigated  over a contempt of court following a Ksh2.2 billion tax evasion case.

Billionaire Mary Wambui and her Daughter at The Milimani Law Courts
Billionaire Mary Wambui and her Daughter at The Milimani Law Courts
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