A student from Multi-Media University(MMU) is on the receiving end after a laptop that was left in his custody got lost mysteriously.
Duncan Chacha had allegedly borrowed his roommate a laptop to use while he goes to watch a football match with the owner of the laptop identified as Ezekiel Ondengo.
The laptop would then go missing landing him in court unexpectedly to answer on theft charges.
The charge that was read out to him in court indicated “He stole HP laptop worth Ksh30,000 the property of Ezekiel Ondego on November 6 at Hardy in Langata Sub-County.”
A week before the incident, Chacha’s roommate had borrowed the laptop from Ondengo and on the mentioned day, Chacha and his roommate were in the hostel when Ondengo passed by and requested them to accompany him to the football match.
He had visited them in the evening with a request to have them watch the match at the institution’s social hall.
Chacha who claimed to have some pending issues to do asked them to lend him the laptop and so he was given the password.
In a couple of minutes, Chacha ran into the hall looking for his roommate Ondego but upon returning, he found the laptop was missing having been snatched from him at the hostel by a man he believed to have been sent by Ondego and his roommate.
The roommate and the complainant were equally shocked and his narrative was apparently not adding up.
The matter was reported to the university’s security office where they recorded statements before proceeding to the police station and investigations have commenced.
Chacha was detained at the station and later taken to Kibera law courts and was charged.
He however denied the accusations before S.P.M. Esther Bhoke who schedule the matter to be mentioned on November 23.