NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 21 – A single mother of three has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to a charge of attempting to steal Sh200,000 from Standard Chartered Bank, Eastleigh Branch.
Suzan Mweni Mochama alias Grace Wangari Kamau was convicted and sentenced by Nairobi Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo.
Mweni also pleaded guilty to a charge of impersonation with intent to deceive contrary to the law.
The court heard the convict falsely presented herself to Solomon Ng’ang’a Ngesho, a cashier at the bank as Grace Wangari Kamau.
According to the prosecution, she made a request to withdraw the amount from the bank when the cashier noticed she was making reference to another deposit slip.
In mitigation, Mweni told the court that she was given details about Grace Wangari Kamau’s account by a lady known as Mary Muthoni but failed to show up to assist her withdraw the cash.
The middle-aged woman pleaded for leniency saying she was desperate for money as she was ailing and needed money to undergo surgery.