A youthful man was recently released on a Ksh50,000 bail at Makadara Law courts after he was charged with stealing a Mazda Demio motor vehicle.
The court was told that Peter Kigo Waweru, jointly with others not before the court stole his father’s vehicle valued at Ksh510,000 on diverse dates between December 1 and January 14 this year in Nakuru and Nairobi.
On the material day, Kigo who is the accused person is said to have taken his father's motor car without permission and travelled in it to Nairobi.
According to court records, Kigo's father pleaded with him to return the motor vehicle but the son remained adamant.
At some point, relatives tried to intervene to have the accused return the vehicle but all was in vain.
Instead, Kigo is said to have told the family members that he had already sold the car and that they could do nothing to him.
Kigo continuously ignored his father's calls before switching off his mobile phone.
Kimani was forced to report the matter to a nearby police station. Investigations commenced with signals being traced to the Nairobi’s Pipeline area on January 14, where comprehensive investigations were opened.
He appeared before the Makadara Principal Magistrate Evelyn Kanyiri where he took the plea.
“On diverse dates between December 1 and January 14 between Nakuru and Nairobi, jointly with others not before the court, you are accused of stealing a motor vehicle make Mazda Demio valued at Ksh 510,000 the property of James Kimani Waweru” the charge sheet read in part.
Kigo pleaded guilty to the charges but a day later made a U-turn denying the accusations hence prompting his release on a Ksh50, 000 cash bail and the mention was set to be on February 7, 2022.