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Preacher charged with stealing beer cries for pardon in court

A pastor and his wife on Monday broke into tears in a Nyahururu court following a Sh100,000 bond demand for his release.

Mr Samuel Kipsang denied stealing goods worth Sh1,440. He broke down when the court slapped him with the bond.

“Pardon me! Your honour, Pardon me!” Wailed the pastor, as his wife shouted that they were poor and could not afford the bail to secure his release.

His suspected accomplice Antony Chege pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to six months imprisonment without the option of a fine.

The preacher was accused of breaking in to Savanna Bar and making away with three bottles of beer, six bottles of soda, two packets of cigarettes and Sh750 in coins belonging to Mr James Ndichu on the night of August 15 at Junction in Laikipia County.

The court heard that Chege was spotted drunk while carrying the goods in the neighbouring King’uka village.

The pastor’s case will be heard on September 3.