Jubilee Party Deputy Organising Secretary Pauline Njoroge now claims she lost Ksh302,842 from her accounts after being arrested in Watamu on July 22, 2023.
Through her lawyers, Njoroge queried the prosecution after noticing that the colossal amount had been withdrawn. This was after the case commenced at the Malindi Courts on Monday, August 14.
She noted that her tribulations began shortly after she was arrested last month, and her personal electronics, a phone and a laptop, were allegedly confiscated by the police.
According to the defence lawyers, Njoroge noticed the anomaly on August 3 at exactly 7:05 pm.
"Consequently the defense also applied that investigation be done by DCI alongside the current investigation and a report be filed in court on the grounds that; before the theft, the DCI officers were the only third parties who had actual possession and access to the said Bank Cards before the theft," Njoroge's statement read in part.
"Prosecution sought to consult with the Investigating Officer before he could make any response," her statement added in part.
As a result, the magistrate directed the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to respond to the allegations and reveal their position on releasing the two gadgets. The case is set to continue on August 18.
Detectives attached to Watamu Police Station later claimed that they escorted her to a rented room at Mawe Zuri Resort and found a clear container containing ten (10) tablets believed to be banned substances.
The Jubilee party official was subsequently arraigned at Malindi Law Courts on July 24 and set free unconditionally.
Her lawyer, Soyinka Lempaa, later confirmed to Kenyans.co.ke that the accusations levelled against her did not feature on the charge sheet.
"There was no bail. She has been released freely because the application that was made by the prosecution was very hopeless and could not stand the test of anything. So she had been discharged.
"(The narcotics claim) was hot air because the charge sheet that we were able to see, that claim was not there. There is no holding charge," stated Soyinka at the time.