An Interior Ministry official was on Sunday night rushed to the hospital in critical condition after his drink was spiked with an unknown substance at a club in Kenol, Murang’a County.
The man is said to have walked to Small Villa Gardens in Kenol on Sunday evening in the company of a woman with whom they had several drinks and made merry, according to a police report.
He passed out at around 11:00 pm but waiters at the bar noticed his female companion gathering his belongings, including ATM cards, identification cards, and mobile phones. They alerted their manager, who contacted the Officer Commanding Kenol Police Station, who responded swiftly.
The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition while the woman identified as Alice Wangechi, 37, was arrested and booked at Kenol police station. The man's documents were recovered from her.
It has since emerged that Wangechi is the victim’s wife. Maragua Sub-county police Commander Alexander Shikondi said the man was discharged on Monday and proceeded to Kenol police station, where he confirmed that the suspect is his long-time legal wife.
Wangechi was released thereafter.