A woman has been charged with stealing money from former Miss World Diana Hayden.
Ashpal Boghal Ghir denied before Kibera Chief Magistrate Joyce Gardan that she stole Sh209,228 and a bank debit card from Ms Hayden.
Ms Hayden who attended Wednesday’s court proceedings was represented by lawyer Cecil Miller.
“From the onset I wish to bring to the courts attention that Ms Hayden, who is present in court and the accused herein were very close friends before the incident giving rise to the current criminal proceedings,” Mr Miller told the court.
The senior lawyer told the court he will be making submissions on behalf of the complainant when the Director of Public Prosecutions begins to lead evidence in the case.
Mr Miller told the court that the law allows victims lawyers to tender submission and cross-examine witnesses to bring out the salient legal issues at the trial.