A man who took advantage of a young boy’s generosity by giving him the bicycle to cycle for one lap before disappearing with it has been arrested and a theft case filed against him.
Isaac Oyoro Muchie stole the bicycle belonging to James Mutinda Mbithi on October 2, 2021, at Kangemi area, Nairobi County.
Court heard that on the material day, the minor was outside their estate cycling around when Oyoro approached him with a view of testing it for one lap.
The minor handed over the bicycle and indeed Oyoro took one lap and returned it to the minor. Oyoro was seemingly playing with the psychology of the minor when he returned it to him so as to gain his trust.
Moments later Oyoro who watched the minor show his skills for the second time requested another lap. He gave him.
Things took a new twist when he failed to get it back. The minor being afraid of going home for fear of being asked, restlessly decided to wait for Oyoro who at the then moment had taken flight.
Darkness was lurking and the minor had no option but to go to his mother to report the incident and she promised him to follow up.
The following day, Oyoro was seen within the estate by the minor who was then unhappy for his betrayal. He dashed to ask him where his bicycle was and he disappointed him when he told him that he had already sold it before running away.
Three days later the minor’s mother bumped into him and he admitted to having taken the bicycle and sold it.
Oyoro however defended himself in court saying; “Your honour, I had a biting problem that needed to sort. And before I was arrested I had promised the complainant to take them where I took the bicycle for recovery but I was apprehended before.”
He was released on a bond of Ksh20,000 or alternatively pays cash bail of a similar amount. His case will be mentioned on October 28.