Shay Diva Africa was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing a car from her lover.
The 30-year-old Kenyan socialite was accused of gaining access to tycoon PJ Dodhia Kumar’s TIMs/NTSA account and transferring ownership of the vehicle to herself without following the proper succession procedures.
Her lover, Kumar was said to have died in April 2021 at the age of 61. Kamar’s family filed a complaint with the police after it was discovered that Shay Diva had taken the vehicle.
The family noted that the tycoon had only given the socialite the Landcruiser on a ‘use and return basis’ as they were intimate at the time.
Shay, in her defense, told the court that the Landcruiser was transferred to her without her knowledge and that she learned about it when she accessed her NTSA account.
Diva, who was charged with three counts of intermeddling with the family estate, forgery, and stealing, was found guilty of illegally transferring ownership of the Toyota Landcruiser.
A guilty verdict was given on November 30, 2022, before she was ultimately sentenced yesterday, December 5, 2022.
The judge also ordered the return of the Toyota Landcruiser 200 series back to the family of the deceased.