Nairobi man admits to stealing Bible, pillow, mobile phone from girlfriend

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 3 Feb, 2023 18:33 | 2 mins read
Nairobi man in court
Peter Otieno appearing before the court. PHOTO/Courtesy

A tussle between two lovebirds ended in a Makadara court when the man admitted to stealing a Bible, a pillow, a mat and a mobile phone from his girlfriend.

The court heard that Peter Otieno stole the items from Valentine Songore on January 30, 2023, after an argument ensued.

Prior to that, the accused had visited the complainant's house and demanded breakfast. His girlfriend gave in to his demands and served him tea.

The accused went on to rant, complained and requested sex, when his girlfriend denied his request, he allegedly insulted and slapped her.

The complainant then ran for her life and reported her boyfriend to a relative. When they returned to her house, the accused had left but the items mentioned above had gone missing.

Consequently, the two reached out to Otieno only to be met by insults. This prompted them to report the matter to the police.

Police who arrested the accused recovered the items at his house and put him in custody.

While appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi, Otieno pleaded guilty to theft and handling stolen property contrary to Section 268 (1) of the penal code.

Separate incident

The latest comes barely a month after a man was charged for stealing one of his girlfriend's laptops and shoes to gift his other lover.

The man identified as Ryan Lusalishi is said to have stolen the laptop worth Ksh25,000, a bag and a pair of shoes belonging to Elizabeth Okumu in Nairobi between November 7 and 8, 2022.

He was also faced with more charges of being in possession of stolen items contrary to Section 323 of the Penal Code, as he was said to have been found with the stolen bag and a pair of shoes at the time of his arrest.

Reports showed that Okumu learnt that some of her property was missing after returning home from work.

She confirmed a missing laptop, a pair of shoes, a bag and a Kenya Commercial Bank ATM card.

Okumu further recalled that on the said day, she had received a message of a failed transaction for a wrong PIN which indicated that someone was trying to use her ATM card which was also missing.

At that point, she suspected her boyfriend and although neighbours failed to confirm that someone had broken into her house, she resorted to reporting the matter to the police.

On the other hand, Lusalishi’s other girlfriend revealed to investigating officers that her lover had returned to her house with the said items dubbed as her gifts.

She noted that the shoes were not her size leading to his arrest.

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