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Theft of phone worth Sh1,000 lands woman in jail

By JOHNSTON KETI

A court in Maralal has sentenced a woman to a year in prison for stealing a mobile phone worth Sh1,000. Ms Esther Lokochile was charged that on December 12, she stole Mr Isaac Lendorop’s phone.

The suspect was exposed by her husband who disclosed to the complainant that he had seen the gadget hidden in a sack in their house.

He further urged Mr Lendorop to report his wife to police. In mitigation, Ms Lokochile told Resident Magistrate Abraham Gachie that she was misled by the devil and had young children to take care of.

The court heard that the accused committed the offence while in a group of four other people that Mr Lendorop offered a lift in his vehicle from Loosuk trading center to Sirata.

MISSING PHONE

Resident Magistrate, Mr Abraham Gachie was told that the complainant realized his mobile phone was missing after the passengers had alighted.

“He went around to all the five people he had offered a lift to ask them if they had seen his mobile phone but they all denied,” the prosecution said.

After the accused person’s husband made the revelation, the complainant accompanied police officers to Ms Lokochile’s house where she confessed to the crime.