Kibera court has slapped a serial offender who has been obtaining food and drinks on credit at various joints and escaping quietly with a cash bail of Ksh50,000. This was after he spent five hours of merry-making at Bila Shaka joint.
This being the third time of getting into a bar and ordering food and drinks on credit, the Senior Principal Magistrate Philip Mutua noted that the accused ought to be punished for repeating the same crime over and over again.
Jeff Otieno Owiti was presented in court after a supervisor at the joint sought help from the authorities who went after Owiti.
The court heard that “Owiti incurred a debt to Bila Shaka bar and Restaurant amounting to Ksh19,050 having consumed drinks and food falsely pretending that you were in a position to pay for them and failed to honour the payment.”
It is reported that Owiti who had been accompanied by a female companion checked into the bar at about 11: 30 am and were served several drinks and food.
They allegedly ordered expensive drinks and enjoyed their time before Owiti disappeared mysteriously without a trace.
The lady who was with him also excused herself to visit the washroom and disappeared.
The supervisor waited and called them but the calls went unanswered forcing her to inform the police.
Investigations commenced leading to Owiti’s arrest and presentation in court where he pleaded not guilty but the prosecution revealed to the court that Owiti had been convicted of the same crime back in the year 2019.
The court having considered the repetitive circumstance of the same crime granted him a cash bail of Ksh50,000 pending mention on December 28.