Matatu driver in court for allegedly stealing Ksh 974K from his boss

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 15:51 | 2 mins read
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A city driver has been arraigned for allegedly stealing Ksh974,000 he was sent to withdraw from the bank by his boss.

Bruce Syndey Sangala was reportedly sent by his boss to go withdraw the money from a nearby bank while in the company of the bus company's accountant.

“Sangala stole the money on October 1st, being a servant to the House Mart company limited, which came to his possession under work,” a court charge read.

On the day of the incident, the accused and the account were reportedly given one of the company's vehicles to go withdraw some money from a nearby bank.

According to court records, they first checked into the first bank and withdrew Ksh 974, 400 which they kept in an envelope before they proceeded to the second bank to withdraw Ksh 994, 200.

It is the driver who was left to take care of the money they had withdrawn from the first bank as the accountant proceeded to the second bank, according to court documents.

The driver is said to have decided to leave with the vehicle with the money inside while the accountant was making the second withdrawal.

When the accountant found out that the driver had left him behind, he decided to call another driver who took him back to the company's premises.

At the company, the driver claimed that he got the vehicle the suspect had escaped with but the money was missing.

When asked, the driver claimed that he only saw the accountant put the money inside the vehicle's drawer but he was not aware of where the money had gone.

During the investigations, Sangala failed to account for the missing money which had been left in his custody hence leading to his arrest.

While before the court, he denied the charges and was released on a cash of Sh, 100, 000 pending mention on November 22