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Two Vehicle Thieves Jailed for Five Years 

Two thieves have been sentenced to five years each by a Kerugoya court.

Herman Wanjohi and Nicholas Murimi were found guilty of stealing a lorry belonging to Samuel Maina by senior principal magistrate Hanna Ndung’u.



She said that although the two pleaded not guilty, they are on a principal charge of theft of a motor vehicle and an alternative charge of handling stolen goods.In mitigation Herman told the court he is a first offender who deserves leniency as he has been educated by donors and wants to give back to the society. Murimi told the court that he is uneducated and has been herding cattle for a living since 2002.

Ndung’u said the case is very serious. “I don’t see any expression of remorse from people who can smile to the court having been found guilty of stealing,” she said. On 4th May this year along Thika road within Thika County jointly in the course of stealing dishonestly detained a motor vehicle Mitsubishi canter KAU 286s knowing to have been a stolen property.

Ms. Ndung’u said that the evidence given by the witnesses showed that they were responsible for the theft since they told the watchman that they were employees of Muriuki and went ahead and removed the canter from its parking area using a master key.

Giving judgement, she said that the offence is very serious and that needed a more stiffer sentence and gave them a five year jail term and have 14 days to appeal.

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