Court Denies Bail Four Suspects Behind Laptop Theft

by Mahakamani News

Four men believed to behind a syndicate of stealing laptops worth more than half a million have been remanded in custody.

They are suspected believed to be behind a syndicate that steals laptops from hotels in the city and hospitals.

Magistrate ordered the matter to be placed before trial court to handle issue of bail after prosecution opposed the accused to be released on bail saying they were a flight risk.

They appeared before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Abdayi and were charged with several charges of stealing several laptops and other accessories.

Isaiah Alwodo Balek , Hamisi Erick Joseph , George Mwangi Maina and Kelvin Njagi Kariuki are accused that on 19 of April this year at Nairobi Hospital in Nairobi, Jointly stole Bookmark laptop worth 120,000 property of Aysha Edwards

According to the charge sheet the prosecution allege that on April 19 this year at Nairobi Hospital in Nairobi ,Jointly stole HP laptop worth 60,000 the property of Jackson Muye Gambo.

Hamisi Erick Joseph who is a CPA students at vision Institute is accused that on 10 of this month at Mariakani estate in Nairobi dishonestly retained one HP laptop knowing it was stolen.

Prosecution accused George Mwangi Maina and Kelvin Njagi Kariuki on the 10 this month at Imenti House in Nairobi , they were found in possession of fourteen HP,Lenovo,, Toshiba,Dell laptops suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

The four are further accused jointly of stealing a Bookmark laptop worth 40,000 belonging to Dorothy Ndambuki Mwikali from Nairobi Hospital.

Isaih Aluodo is accused of stealing a bag containing a Markbook Pro mid laptop 2012, laptop charge , Go-pro camera, two 8 GB flash disks, 32 GB SD, a note book two photo albums and other accessories all valued at Kshs 300,000 the property of Boniface Itibi Cuma.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges. However Isaiah Alwodo Balek pleaded guilty. Alwodo is facing similar charges before Kibera law courts where he is accused of absconding bond terms.



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