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Nairobi man admits stealing crates of soda, pleads for leniency in court

A man who stole two crates of soda worth Sh1,480 at a restaurant in Eastleigh, Nairobi has pleaded guilty to theft charges at the Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi.

Cosmas Mutuku Musyoki was charged with stealing the crats belonging to Mohammed Abdi on April 23 contrary to section 268 (1) as read with section 275 of the penal code.

He pleaded guilty to the charges before Principal Magistrate Lewis Gatheru and pleaded for leniency from the court.

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On the material day, Mr Musyoki went to Mr Abdi’s restaurant around midday and told him that he had been sent by the latter’s wife to take the two crates to her. But Mr Abdi dismissed him because he did not believe him and went on serving customers at the restaurant.

It is then that Mr Musyoki stole the two crates containing 48 empty soda bottles and attempted to flee before the complainant’s neighbour informed him of the theft. The neighbour raised an alarm and members of the public responded and cornered Mr Musyoki.

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The accused was arrested by a police officer who was having a meal at Mr Abdi’s restaurant and taken to California Police Station together with the two crates which were kept as exhibits in the case.

The accused admitted the charges as read out to him and sought leniency telling the court that he has children who depend on him.

The case will be mentioned on May 5, 2023 when the prosecution will lay out its case against the accused and avail the two crates as exhibits before he is convicted and sentenced.

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