Shoplifter pleads guilty to stealing cooking oil from supermarket
A woman who was caught red-handed stealing cooking oil in a supermarket Njiru, Nairobi has pleaded guilty to theft charges.
When she was arraigned at the Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi, Vivian Achieng admitted that she stole five litres of cooking oil from at Muhindi Mweusi supermarket contrary to section 268 as read with section 275 of the penal code.
The incident happened on Saturday January 21, 2023, barely two weeks after the accused was charged with stealing from the same supermarket.
A security officer manning the CCTV at the supermarket spotted Ms Achieng hiding the 5 litres jerrican containing the oil between her legs while heading towards the exit. The security officer alerted a colleague who accosted Ms Achieng before she fled.
The hotel management later confirmed that it was the same person arrested while stealing at the retailer on January 1, 2023.
Police officers from Obama Police Station were called in and they arrested Ms Achieng. The accused pleaded guilty to the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Kyambia.
Prosecution counsel Cosmas Kilambyo informed the court that the suspect had been charged on January 4, 2023 after she was arrested stealing from the same supermarket.
Mr Kyambia remanded Ms Achieng until January 30, 2023 when she will be sentenced after the prosecution avails the exhibits – the cooking oil she had stolen.