Court frees witchdoctor arrested over car theft for lack of evidence


Machakos-based witchdoctor Anna Mutheu. PHOTO| COURTESY
Machakos-based witchdoctor Anna Mutheu. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Among the two is  prominent Machakos-based witchdoctor Anna Mutheu who was arrested last week alongside Johnson Macharia Karagu in Tala, Machakos County.
  • The duo appeared before Magistrate Elector Riany where the prosecution told the court that they had completed investigations and no evidence was found against Mutheu and Karagu.
  • Last week, detectives drawn from the DCI raided the home of Mutheu in Machakos where they allegedly recovered three stolen vehicles and 112 national identity cards.

Two business people among them prominent Machakos-based witch-doctor Anna Mutheu were on Thursday set free by a Nairobi Law court after the prosecution failed to produce evidence linking them to car theft.

Anna Mutheu was arrested last week alongside Johnson Macharia Karagu in Tala, Machakos County in connection to a car-theft syndicate.

The duo appeared before Magistrate Elector Riany where the prosecution told the court that they had completed investigations and no evidence was found against them.

According to an application presented in court,  the prosecution investigated if the two had criminal records involving motor vehicle theft.

The officers also carried out investigations to determine if identity cards recovered at Mutheu’s home had been reported missing or involved in committing crimes.

Last week, detectives drawn from the office of Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) raided the home of Ann Mutheu in Machakos where they allegedly recovered three stolen vehicles and 112 national identity cards.

They questioned several people including members of her family and workers in connection with suspected links to motor vehicles stolen in different parts of the country.

“We have found engines, gear boxes and 130 national identity cards of different persons in the house. We find it interesting that the IDs were found here and we are still investigating the circumstances under which they found their way here,” Flying squad boss Musa Yego said during the raid.

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