BY LYNN KYALO – A man has been charged at the kibera law court with stealing and destroying a friend’s lorry so he would sell it as scrap metal.
Joseph Ng’ang’a Kiiru is accused of stealing the vehicle worth ksh800,000 from Peter Gitau on June 8th this year when he was away.
He committed the offence in Riruta in Dagoreti sub county within Nairobi county.
It is alleged that the accused stole the vehicle when the owner was away after convincing the wife who was in the compound when he came.
He disappeared with the vehicle in the company of his allies to a garage in Dandora where he destroyed it.
After some hours the wife called his husband and told him that his friend whom he sent to pick the car had not returned it yet and his phone was off.
The complainant was shocked and decided to report the matter at the Riruta police station
The accused denied the charges before kibera senior magistrate Esther Boke.
He was released on a bond of 100,000 or a cash bail of ksh50,000 pending hearing of the case on September 9 and its mention on July 26th.