Man charged with stealing from his lover to gift other girlfriend
A man who allegedly stole his lover’s laptop and shoes and gifted the shoes to his second girlfriend was charged with theft contrary to section 268 as read with section 275 of the penal code.
Ryan Lusalishi is accused of stealing a laptop valued at Sh25, 000 a bag and a pair of shoes belonging to Elizabeth Okumu in Nairobi between November 7 and 8 this year.
Lusalishi is also facing an additional charge of conveying suspected stolen property contrary to section 323 of the penal code where he is accused of having a bag and a pair of shoes reasonably suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained at the time of his arrest.
Ms’ Okumu returned to her house from work only to find some items misplaced.
She checked and found out that the laptop, a pair of shoes, a bag and a Kenya Commercial Bank ATM card were missing.
She remembered that during the day she had received a text of a failed transaction for entering a wrong number and concluded that someone was trying to use her ATM which was missing.
Ms. Okumu only suspected her boyfriend and reported the matter to the police later.
She inquired from neighbours and caretaker but none had seen anyone opening her house.
Lusalishi’s other girlfriend told police during investigations that he returned home with the items and gifted her the shoes which were not a good fit for her.
He was arrested and the bag and the shoes were recovered from his house.
The accused person denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Gathogo Sogomo of Makadara Law Courts. His two girlfriends are listed as witnesses against him.
He was released on a surety bond of Sh50, 000 and an alternative cash bail of Sh30, 000.
The matter will be mentioned on January 31, 2023, of next year before the hearing starts on May 22 of the same year.
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