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Suspected mugger who was almost lynched in Kangemi charged with theft

A 20-year-old mechanic who allegedly stole a bar attendant’s phone in Kangemi, Nairobi has been charged with theft at the Kibera Law Courts.

Brian Nyamosi is accused of stealing a mobile phone valued at Sh1,500 belonging to Emilia Stephanie and cash Sh4,000 on August 16, 2022.

Mr Nyamosi is also facing charges of handling stolen property after he was allegedly found with the mobile phone. He is accused of dishonestly retaining the phone knowing or having reasons to believe to be stolen property.

On the day the incident happened, Ms Stephanie and a colleague left their workplace at around 11pm when they were confronted by the accused who grabbed Stephanie’s jacket and phone. The accused also accosted Stephanie’s colleague and took her phone.

They raised an alarm and the accused was cornered by members of the public who almost lynched him. The accused was later taken to Kangemi police station and police took him to hospital for treatment.

The accused denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Monica Maroro and was granted a cash bail of Sh15,000. The case will be mentioned on September 1, 2022 for pretrial and fixing of hearing dates.