Man in court for housebreaking and theft

by Lawyer Wanz
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A man who was arrested in Kibera for housebreaking and hauling away the door with the locks after stealing things was freed on a Ksh100,000 bail.

John Auka is said to have left his ‘famous’ headgear at the residence where he went to steal from. When the suspect was departing with the stolen goods, he reportedly lost the cap.

He broke into Fridah Khanzika’s house in Nairobi and stole decoders, a DVD player, two phones, a solar system, a laptop, and a dozen of exercise books on September 28,” the court clerk read from the charge sheet.

The man is claimed to have heaved away from the broken door which had a padlock still clutched to it.

Khanzika, the victim, is claimed to have been away for her daily hustles when the incident happened.

Her children were stranded outside after their house was broken into and major items including their exercise books taken away. Khanzika went inside and found that most of her items valued at more than Ksh69,000 were missing.

Amid her shock, she stumbled on a cap which she suspected belonged to Auka having seen him on several occasions wearing it.

Her neighbors also confirmed that they had spotted Auka within the residential area.

A report to the police was made leading to his arrest. The man denied the theft charge before Kibera court principal magistrate Sharon Maroro and was released on a cash bail of Ksh50, 000 or an alternative bond of Ksh100, 000 before trial.

Last week, A middle-aged woman was on Thursday arraigned before a Kiambu Court to face charges of breaking into a building and stealing property worth 168,800 Shillings at Kamayo estate of Kasarani.

Naomi Wanjiku appeared before Kiambu Principal Magistrate Justus Kituku charged that on the night of 28th and 29th of June 2018, at Githurai 44 in Kasarani Sub County, with others not before the court broke and entered a shop belonging to Jemimah Wanjiku with intent to steal from therein stole 30 gas cylinder and 3 pairs of shores all valued at 168,800 shillings property of Jemimah Wanjiru.

She faced an alternative charge that on the same day she unlawfully retained 3 pairs of shoes having reason to believe them to be stolen property contrary to section 322 (1)b of the penal code.

She was released on a bond of 100,000 shillings or an alternative cash bail of 70,000 shillings and the case is to be further mentioned on the 6th day of July 2018 for facts reading

In the same court, two men were arraigned for stealing a motorcycle contrary to section 218 (a) of the penal code.

Morris Muchiri and Francis Kananiki were charged that on the 22nd day of June 2018 at Kamao village in Kahawa west location within Nairobi County jointly with others not before the court, stole a motorcycle worth 97,000 shillings property of Jane Wanjiru.

They pleaded not guilty and were released on a bond of 70,000 shillings or a cash bail of 650,000 shillings.

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