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Netizens bail out man jailed for stealing Sh40 cabbage

The man who was jailed for stealing a Sh 40 cabbage in Koibatek sub-county, Baringo, has been released.

Robbert Kihara Ngumo was released on Tuesday after Kenyans online raised sh9, 000 for his bail.

Journalist Saddique Shabaan ran the online funds drive that raised the bail as well as business capital for Mr Kihara.

Mr Shabaan on Tuesday tweeted a deposit slip of  the cash bail paid and stated that he is waiting for the magistrate to sign the release order to free the man.

Mr Kihara was found guilty for theft of farm produce contrary to Section 8 of the Farm and Produce Act. He was jailed for two months after failing to raise cash bail.

Mr Kihara was arrested after he stole the cabbage from the Mercy Mission Hospital farm.

His brother, a priest at the catholic parish, said he allowed his brother to serve the sentence so as to be rehabilitated.