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Man sentenced to six years in prison for stealing

A man who broke into two offices at Nyayo House and stole property worth Sh94, 000 has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Alex Odhiambo first appeared at a Milimani court in November 25, this rear and was charged with three counts of breaking into a building and committing a felony.

After mentions of the case, the accused was found guilty of the three counts and sentenced to two years imprisonment for each.

Resident Magistrate H. W Kagura said on Monday during the sentencing that the accused will serve the terms consecutively.

The court earlier had heard that Odhiambo along with another accused man jointly broke into Nyayo house between November 14 and November 22 and committed the offence.

The first count was that the two entered an office on 26th floor and stole a Dell computer valued at Sh40, 000 belonging to Edward Okoth.

The accused had also been charged with entering the same office on a different day and sealing another Dell computer and other things valued at Sh38, 000.

The third count was that of breaking into a different office on the same floor and stealing a Makita grinder, its handle and plate all valued at Sh16, 000 belonging to Kimani Wanjiku.

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Odhiambo was found guilty of the three and sentenced to six years in total with the right to appeal in 14 days.

In an emotion filled court room a relative of the accused fainted after the ruling was made prompting court orderlies to take her outside.

Odhiambo fought back tears after the magistrate sentenced him. He was promptly taken back to prison.

In the same court, another man denied charges of stealing Sh1.3million from the Dreamline Express bus company in Nairobi where he was employed.

Suleiman Abdi was charged with robbery conducted between September 20 and December 24 within the premises of the bus company.

He pleaded with the magistrate to be granted a reasonable amount of bond as his income is meagre and he is the sole breadwinner of his family.

The magistrate ordered that a report from the probation officer be presented in court before a decision on the bond is made.