A man is fighting for his life at a hospital in Murang'a county, Central Kenya, after a drink he was taking was laced with an unknown substance by a female lover.
Reports indicate that the man had walked to Small Villa gardens at Kenol on Saturday evening accompanied by a woman with whom they had several drinks and made merry. Little did the man, an employee at the Ministry of Interior, know that the woman had hatched an evil scheme to milk his bank accounts dry.
Later at around 11 pm, the man passed out as the observant waiters saw the lady gathering his belongings, including ATM cards, Identity cards and mobile phones. Alarmed, they alerted their manager, who called the Officer Commanding Kenol Police station, who responded immediately.
The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The woman, identified as Alice Wangechi, 37, was booked at Kenol police station on stupefying charges, and the man's documents were recovered from her.
Wangechi's arrest followed an expose on this page by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations' Comms detectives, warning men in rural areas of an influx of women whose drinks lacing enterprise had suffered a big blow in the city and were now scavenging in local pubs for easy prey.
The drug used to spike drinks known as 'Tamuu' is a depressant to treat mental patients. It has adverse effects, especially when administered to men with pre-existing medical conditions such as high blood pressure.
"As we appreciate the quick action by staff at Small Villa, other bar owners are asked to be on high alert and notify police officers immediately they notice such peculiarities at their business premises," said DCI©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.