'STEALING FROM WORK'

Two gym receptionists deny Sh1.4 million theft

They were allegedly recording the wrong M-Pesa deposit statements at the gym

In Summary

• Accused of failure to drop the levies collected from clients into the cash box, fraudulent diversion of funds and falsification of records. 

• Gym owner reportedly noticed the gym was not doing well as he was incurring losses while he was away. 

The two receptionists before Makadara law courts
'NOT GUILTY': The two receptionists before Makadara law courts
Image: CAROLYNE KUBWA

Two receptionists at a gym were on Monday charged with stealing more than Sh1.4 million from their employer in Pumwani, Eastleigh.

Emily Achieng and Priscah Musembi, alongside Eunice Atieno who is still at large, allegedly stole Sh1,496,240 from the owner of Fitness Training Centre between January and September. 

They denied the charges before Makadara principal magistrate Steven Jalang'o and were granted Sh200,000 bail each, pending the hearing of the case next year in February. 

They are accused of stealing by failure to drop the levies collected from clients into the cash box, fraudulent diversion of funds and falsification of records.

According to the prosecution, the suspects were stealing money by writing different M-Pesa deposits.  The director, who had been away, later noticed the gym was not doing well. It was incurring losses. 

After investigating, he found the accused were stealing from the business. He reported to the Pangani police station. 

Edited by R.Wamochie