Cleah Adi Vybz and Marsha Minaj. The two female gangsters who were shot dead by police. ‘Rasta’ gifted his new girlfriend an AK47 assault rifle because chocolates and
flowers were ‘too common’
While there are women who fall head over heels for the tall, dark and hunky dude with a well-paying job or lucrative business, there are lasses who are turned on by crooks: bank robbers, carjackers, con men, pickpockets, you name it.
Well, love and crime have always been intertwined since Bonnie and Clyde, and even here in Kenya, we’ve had our fair share of women who love criminals. And it even has a psychological term, ‘hybristophilia,’ which describes people who lust after those with criminal records.
Remember the Kayole chicks in Nairobi who made the headlines not so long ago?
One was nicknamed ‘Cleah Adi Vybz,’ and described as ‘Kenya’s sexiest gangster.’ She met her premature death under a hail of bullets on May 9, 2017. Cleah, whose real name was Clare Mwaniki, engaged in a shootout with cops during a robbery.
The Police said she was still clutching her Beretta pistol, which still had six rounds of ammunition when she died. Cleah was the wife of a well-known robbery suspect, commonly known as ‘Mwanii.’
About two weeks later, Cleah’s friend, ‘Marsha Minaj,’ who also dated a well-known gangster in Kayole, was gunned downed together with a male colleague in the Patanisho area of Kayole in Nairobi.
Before these two girls, Kenya was mesmerised by wanted gangsters Wacucu (Anthony Ngugi Kanagi), Wanugu (Gerald Wambugu Munyeria) and Rasta (Bernard Matheri Thuo), who engaged police in hide and seek games for two years to 1997, when the Police Commish, Shadrack Kiruki, offered Sh100,000 as reward for anybody with information that could lead to the arrest of ‘Kenya’s Most Wanted Criminals.’
They were wanted for a spate of bank robberies, murders and carjackings. Wacucu was killed in Rongai in the outskirts of Nairobi, while Wanugu escaped courtesy of a bulletproof vest, but was later cornered in Kabatini, Nakuru County, and killed in 1996.
Wanugu was in the company of his girlfriend whom he used as a human shield. Since he was among Kenya’s most wanted and was all over the news, why did the woman stick with Wanugu?