Bondo man jailed for 6 months for stealing maize


Bondo man jailed for 6 months for stealing maize

In Summary

  • Villagers reportedly found him in possession of a motorbike and three sacks of maize before they alerted the area chief who called the police.
  •   Okumu pleaded guilty to the charges and asked for forgiveness but Bondo Resident Magistrate Edwin Wasike remained adamant that he deserved a deterrent penalty to serve as an example to others.
  •   He was sentenced him to six months imprisonment without an option of a fine but was given 14 days right of appeal.

A 30-year-old man was on Tuesday sentenced to six months imprisonment by Bondo Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court after he pleaded guilty to charges of stealing maize.

The court was told that on the night of June 21, 2019 at Wagusu Village in Bondo sub-county, James Okumu Kizito was caught stealing maize from a farm owned by one George Odero Akama.

Villagers reportedly found him in possession of a motorbike and three sacks of maize before they alerted the area chief who called the police.

Okumu pleaded guilty to the charges and asked for forgiveness but Bondo Resident Magistrate Edwin Wasike remained adamant that he deserved a deterrent penalty to serve as an example to others.

He was sentenced him to six months imprisonment without an option of a fine but was given 14 days right of appeal.

In the same court, two women were charged with conning an M-Pesa customer in Bondo town over the weekend.

Maurine Kerubo Wamalwa and Celine Winga Oduor were charged that on June 24, 2019 at Bondo town in Bondo township location, they jointly obtained Ksh37,000 through fraudulent means from Sherry Achieng’ Opot.

They pleaded not guilty and were released on bond of Ksh 50,000 each with a surety of a similar amount or cash bail of Ksh.25,000.

The case will be mentioned on July 8, 2019 and hearing is slated to begin on August 20, 2019.

 

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