Cleaner s***ls, sells boss’ phone for mother’s fare to funeral event

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 18 Aug, 2021 14:08 | < 1 min read
Alex Olupove Apeli and Swaleh Abdul Farah at Milimani Law Courts. PHOTO/SHEILA MUTUA

A cleaner at Public Service Commission offices has been arraigned for stealing a ksh35, 000 worth mobile phone.

Alex Olupove Apeli of Carrose Cleaning Company was charged with stealing the phone belonging to the Secretary at the PSC offices.

While admitting the offence, Olupove confessed that he later sold the phone at ksh6, 000.

The 21-year-old further told police that he took the phone because he was experiencing challenges at home and debts.

The cleaner was arraigned alongside a man identified as Swaleh Abdul Farah who bought the phone.

"After stealing the phone, I gave it to Swaleh who gave me Ksh6, 000 which I gave my mother who had a burial to attend at my rural home," read his statement.

The two pleaded not guilty before Nairobi Magistrate Jane Kamau and were released on a cash bail of ksh30, 000 and one contact person.

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