By KENAN MIRUKA
A burglar who stole six kilogrammes of maize from a woman’s house has been sentenced to serve seven years in prison by a Gucha court.
Robert Kinara Onsomu committed the offence on September 4, at Makara sub-location in Gucha South.
When he first appeared before Ogembo Resident Magistrate Caroline Ateya, the accused admitted breaking into Gladys Bitengo’s house and stealing the maize valued at Sh600.
The accused claimed he was 17-years-old, prompting the court to order an age assessment, which proved he was an adult.
The complainant told the court that on the said date, she locked her house and went to her farm and upon return at 3pm, she found her door open.
On entry, she heard some commotion and later saw the accused dash out through the window while carrying the maize.
She raised alarm and villagers arrested the accused before handing him over to police. In her ruling, Ateya said the accused had been found guilty by his own plea.
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