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Man facing jail term over unpaid bill of Sh24,600 for food and beer

By Joseph Ndunda December 21st, 2022 1 min read

A 40-year-old man who ordered food and drinks worth Sh24,600 for himself and friends at a city pub and failed to pay is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to charges of obtaining credit by false pretenses.

When he appeared before Principal Magistrate Hellen Okwani of Makadara Law Courts, Evans Owino admitted that he incurred a debt or liability of the amount from Julia Carol Muthoni by falsely pretending he was in a position to pay for food and assorted drinks he consumed with friends at the East Park Pub in Nairobi on December 18, 2022.

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Mr Owino incurred the debt at Ms Muthoni’s pub where he enjoyed meals and drinks in company of friends. He pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining credit by false pretenses contrary to section 316 (a) of the penal code.

The court heard that Mr Owino went to the pub and ordered food and assorted drinks which he took with his friends. When he was eventually issued with the bill, the accused person could not pay. The matter was reported at Kamukunji Police Station and Mr Owino was immediately arrested.

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Investigations by the police established that the accused has been committing the same offence at different clubs in the area.

Mr Owino was convicted on his own guilty plea of guilty. In mitigation, he asked the court for more time to settle the bill.

The accused was gave him until Friday December 23, 2022 to pay the bill, failure to which he will be sent to jail.

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