Kibera man in court for leaving his ‘famous’ cap at crime scene

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 16 Oct, 2021 14:41 | < 1 min read
John Auka appearing before the Kibera Law Courts PHOTO/COURTESY

A man who was arraigned at Kibera for housebreaking and carting away the door with the padlock after stealing items has been released on a bond of Ksh100,000.

John Auka, is reported to have forgotten his ‘famous’ cap at the house where he had gone to steal from. The suspect allegedly dropped the cap when he was leaving with the stolen goods.

“Auka broke into Fridah Khanzika’s house in Nairobi and stole decoders, a DVD player, two phones, a solar system, a laptop, and a dozen of exercise books on September 28,” the court clerk read from the charge sheet.

He is claimed to have heaved away the broken door which had a padlock still clutched to it.

Khanzika, the victim, is claimed to have been away for her daily hustles when the incident happened.

Her children were stranded outside after their house was broken into and major items including their exercise books taken away. Khanzika went inside and found that most of her items valued at more than Ksh69,000 missing.

Amid her shock, she stumbled on a cap which she suspected belonged to Auka having seen him on several occasions wearing it.

Her neighbours also confirmed that they had spotted Auka within the residential area.

A report to the police was made leading to his arrest. He denied the theft charge before Kibera court principal magistrate Sharon Maroro and was released on a cash bail of Ksh50, 000 or an alternative bond of Ksh100, 000 before trial.