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Man who stole TV, shoes and clothes from colleague hosting him is sued

By Joseph Ndunda December 3rd, 2022 2 min read

A man who stole cash and household items including a television set, shoes and clothes worth Sh47, 000 from his host in Chokaa Estate in Nairobi is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to theft charges.

George Maina Mwangi admitted that he stole a 43’ TV valued at Sh30, 000, four pairs of shoes valued at Sh4, 500 and eight pairs of jeans trousers worth Sh8, 000 and cash of Sh4, 500 from Stanley Kamau, after he was charged at the Makadara Law Courts.

Mr Mwangi committed the offence on November 23 contrary to section 268 (1) of the penal code as read with section 275 of the same code.

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He was to be charged with handling stolen property contrary to section 322 (2) of the penal code after he was found wearing some of the clothes he stole from Kamau’s house before the other items were found at his hideout.

But the same was dropped after he admitted the main charge.

Mr Kamau was hosting Mr Maina at his house as the accused person who works at a butchery in Mwiki has no house. They work for the same employer.

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The complainant was sent by his employer to deliver meat at the butchery where Mr Mwangi was working but he did not find him.

He informed his aunt to check whether the accused person was at the house since he could not be reached on phone.

Mr Kamau’s aunt found the house wide open and informed him. He proceeded to the house and confirmed the item had been carted away.

The complainant did not report the incident to the police immediately as he had not ascertained the accused person’s whereabouts.

On November 1st while repairing his motorcycle in Kayole, he spotted the accused person wearing the clothes stolen from his house.

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He accosted him with help of members of the public and escorted him to a slaughterhouse where their employer was. Later police from Matopeni Police Post were called in and Mr Maina was arrested.

Mr Maina led the cops to a house in Kayole junction where a bag containing Mr Kamau’s belongings was found.

The accused person admitted the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi of Makadara Law Courts. The case will be mentioned on December 9.

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