Businesswoman admits to stealing shoes at Gikomba market
A city businesswoman who conned a second hand dealer of shoes worth Sh112, 500 at the Gikomba open air market in Nairobi pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining goods by false pretenses.
Ann Ngunde Mombo was charged with obtaining the shoes from Joyce Wambui Mwangi by falsely pretending that she was in a position to pay for them, a fact she knew to be false, on July, 2022.
She admitted the charges where she is accused of contravening section 313 of the penal code before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi of Makadara Law Courts.
Ms. Mombo went to Ms. Mwangi’s store and told her that she had a market for the shoes and convinced her to give her fifteen bales of second hand shoes promising to pay after selling them.
The shoes were delivered to her and she acknowledged the delivery.
The accused person went into hiding after receiving the shoes and stopped receiving the complainant’s calls prompting Ms. Mwangi to report the matter to the police.
The accused person was traced and arrested.
The case will be mentioned on October 17, 2022, when the facts of the case will be read out in court for the suspect.
The court might sentence her immediately if she does not make a U-turn and deny the charges.