Man discovers ‘woman’ who drugged, robbed him after club hook-up is transgender

A data analyst who picked up a transgender posing as a woman at a nightclub in Kayole, Nairobi and took the romantic encounter to his home is counting his losses after he was drugged and robbed.

Johnson Onyango lost Sh8,000 in cash, five mobile phones and a pair of shoes worth Sh7000 among other items valued at Sh145,000.

Onyango learnt that the person he took home was a transgender after police tracked down and arrested the suspect.

The transgender, identified as Evans Willis Ouma, now faces a charge of stupefying to commit an offence after allegedly administering a drug to subdue the complainant.

Ouma, who works as a dancer, also faces additional charges of theft and handling stolen property.

The suspect is accused of stealing the items from Onyango on 8 December 2023 after they met at a club.

Onyango was drinking at the bar when a “woman” approached him and asked him to dance, which he did. He later left the club to spend the night with ‘her’ at his home.

But when they got home, Ouma, who had been pretending to be a woman all along, asked Onyango to continue drinking and served him wine.

Onyango told police during the investigation that while he was drinking he began to pass out, but he could hear Ouma calling people to send a motorcycle rider.

He woke up the next day feeling dizzy and exhausted and realised that the ‘woman’ was missing from the house and the reported items were missing. He reported the incident to the Kayole police station.

The police tracked down Ouma’s house and arrested the suspect.

Ouma denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Agnes Mwangi of the Makadara Law Courts.

Ms Mwangi had registered that Ouma was transgender and was unsure where to detain Ouma and asked the suspect where a suitable detention facility would be – in a women’s or men’s prison.

But prison officials told her in court that the suspect had been held in a men’s prison in the past. Ouma was released on Sh200,000 bail with no option for cash bail.

The case will be mentioned on 9 January before the trial starts on 9 July 2024.

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