A 24-year-old HIV-Positive house help has been charged and found guilty of deliberate transmission of the virus.
The suspect who hails from Vihiga County committed the offense on October 25th, 2023.
She was presented before the chief magistrate in Makadara law courts where her charges had been filed.
The prosecutors argued that the employer had on the stated day decided to review the CCTV footage covering the house.
She was, however, dumbfounded when she discovered her house help spitting saliva on the food she had cooked in the kitchen before serving the family.
The employer then reported the matter to the Pangani police station where officers decided to do a raid on the house.
To their shock, they discovered antiretrovirals (ARVS) in the accused person’s bag.
The suspect was immediately arrested and taken to the Pangani police office as investigations continued.
Upon investigations, the accused revealed that she had only been hired for five days.
She further informed the officers that she had been hired through a domestic worker’s recruitment Agency which is an organization based in South C, Nairobi on October 20, 2023.
The suspect is been charged by section 26 (a) of the Sexual Offence ACT (SOA) OF 2006.
The prosecutor, Joy Kaaria requested for the suspect to be held at Pangani Police Station where she will be taken to the hospital for medical examination.
The accused denied the charges against her and was remanded at the police station until October 31, 2023.
The case has ignited conversations on the standard requirements that the government and labor unions should put in place to protect employers from rogue employees.
It has also come as a warning to citizens with houses as dialogue erupts on how much one can trust their domestic workers.
Focus now shifts to the judgment day as netizens hope that the magistrate will pronunce a harsh sentence that will serve as a warning to other househelps with simalar intentions.