A man accused of stealing household items in Makongeni estate in Thika, Kiambu County has pleaded not guilty to the offence.
Appearing before Thika Senior Principal Magistrate A. M. Maina, Joseph Wanjohi was charged with stealing, contrary to Section 279(b) of the Penal Code.
The court heard that Wanjohi broke into the accuser’s house and stole items worth KSh27,000. They include duvets and gumboots.
Magistrate Maina adjourned the case to March 3, 2021 as the complainant was not present to corroborate his or her accusations.
Mechanic in trouble
Two mechanics appeared before the same court on charges of stealing.
Samuel Kimani and Chrispine Onyango are accused of stealing spare parts worth KSh35,000 from a Toyota Premio belonging to Patrick Macharia.
The court heard that Macharia had entrusted the two to repair his vehicle at a garage in Nanasi area in Thika, Kiambu County, but they breached his trust.
The two were freed on a KSh15,000 cash bail each.
In the last case, a man is in trouble for allegedly insulting a lady.
Patrick Gitonga is accused of referring to Lydia Wanjiru as a “prostitute”, an incident that happened in Salama area in Thika.
Gitonga pleaded not guilty to the offence and was released on a KSh10,000 cash bail.