Father of 7 charged with stealing Ksh.105


Father of 7 charged with stealing Ksh.105
Paul James Mwangangi in court PHOTO| DZUYA WALTER

A middle-aged man has pleaded guilty to stealing Ksh.105 from Kenyatta National Hospital on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Paul James Mwangangi pleaded guilty before Magistrate Martha Mutuku and requested the court to accord him a lenient sentence because he is a father of seven children who depend on him.

The prosecution says that the man stole a purse belonging to a nurse, Oyunge Cement Harriet, containing Ksh.105 and the total value of other valuables coming to Ksh.1,105.

Mwangangi faced another count of handling stolen goods contrary to the law on similar dates and place. He was accused of dishonestly retaining a purse while having reason to believe it was stolen goods.

The court heard that Kemunto was on duty at the hospital when she left her handbag in the doctors’ room 3 only to find the bag missing.

When he saw the doctor, Mwangangi is said to have left the room after which the nurse realised that her handbag was missing. Security guards responded leading to the arrest of the accused.

Magistrate Mutuku referred the matter to probation officer who is to consider whether to grant Mwangangi an out of court sentence.

The matter will be mentioned on 12th January.

 

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