Eldama-Ravine court frees Sh40 cabbage thief


Robert Kihara
Mr Robert Kihara after he was released from prison.

An Eldama Ravine court has released a 43-year-old man who had been jailed for two months after failing to pay fine a of Ksh 10,000 fine after pleading guilty to stealing a Sh40 cabbage.

Mr Robert Kihara, a casual labourer at the Mercy Mission Hospital,  pleaded guilty before Resident Magistrate Rhoda Yator telling the court that he stole the cabbage after weeding the facility’s farm on Wednesday last week because he had nothing to eat that night.

After his arrest, the story was aired by Royal Media Services radio stations and well-wishers pooled funds eventually securing his release from prison on Tuesday after paying the Sh10,0000 fine.

However, Mr Kihara’s brother, a priest at the Eldama Ravine Catholic Church Father Francis Mugo told Citizen Digital that he wanted to discipline his sibling who he accused of being a perennial offender.

 

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