Private investigator Jane Mugo made her first appearance on Wednesday at Milimani Law Court for charges of threatening to kill.
Ruling on the case, the presiding judge directed that the ‘Spy master’ be remanded and later released on a Ksh200,000 shillings cash bail.
“This is on condition that if one case is completed before another, the surety will not be discharged or bail um be refunded before this case is completed,” stated the judge.
Her defence team led by lawyer Danston Omari suggested that the accused should be released on a Ksh 20, 000 cash bail.
The detective had been accused of robbery with violence and threatening to kill. She is said to have drawn a gun and threatened to kill a man on allegations that he was spying on a relative of the director of a company, where she was a private investigator.
Mugo denied the charges and is expected to present herself to the DCI on November 19 for firearms verification despite an appeal by her defence wanting it done at Fire Arms Licensing Board.
Another hearing of the case is set to be on 16th October 2019.
The DCI accused the suspect of, among others, detaining a man for hours after obtaining Ksh 44,000 from him.
It is allged that she abducted a Nairobi businessman, locked him up in her office at Baba Ndogo and forced him to pay a Ksh400,000 debt in 2015.
Other charges are robbery with violence – her employees Isaac Ndirangu, Noreen Malala and Michael Gitau, allegedly robbed a man of Ksh90,000 in 2016.
It is said that they committed the crime after he withdrew the money from a bank, after introducing themselves as police officers.
Jane, however, responded to the accusations citing that she was being hunted because of investigating high and mighty persons in the country.