The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has been called in to unravel the mystery of the whereabouts of the university student, Felista Njoroge, who was gifted Ksh102 million by her Belgian boyfriend, Merc De Mesel.
This is after two lawyers presented conflicting statements before Justice Esther Maina on her whereabouts.
Lawyer Walter Omanga, who represents the student in question, stated that his client left the country six months ago and has never returned. He added that the 21-year-old had instructed him to oppose the ARA’s application to have the funds surrendered.
“It is unfortunate we find ourselves in this situation. The real Felista is out of the country and is heavily pregnant and she is due to give birth. We can present documents to support our position. We can present her to ARA depending on the medical advice and upon traveling back to the country,” Omanga stated.
However, another lawyer had a different take on the matter. Thomas Maosa informed the courtroom that Felista has never left the country as she is pregnant. He added that she had instructed him and lawyer PLO Lumumba to oppose the ARA suit on her behalf.
Maosa sought to legitimize the claims he made in court by saying that they had documents to back them up. He also said that they presented their client, Felista, to ARA before, but the agency chose not to take her statement. He offered to present her to ARA again if necessary.
“We presented Felista to ARA but they opted not to take her statement. She is not out of the country. We are ready to present her again,” Maosa noted.
While reviewing the presentations made in court, Justice Maina, ordered the DCI to help unravel the the mystery of the whereabouts of the campus student.
The judge added that the case would be suspended for 90 days and will come up for mention on May 16.
“An order is hereby issued prohibiting the respondent (Njoroge), her employees, agents, servants or any other persons acting on their behalf from transacting, withdrawing, transferring, and, or dealing in any manner in respect of any profits or benefits derived or accrued from the funds,” read part of the judgment.