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Bhang peddler jailed for two years

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By | Dec 16th 2009 | 3 min read

A man was sentenced to two years in jail by a Nakuru court for being in possession of bhang.
Chief Magistrate Wilbroda Juma jailed Bernard Odhiambo Mwangi after he pleaded guilty to the charges.

The accused was charged that on October 25, he was found in possession of two rolls of bhang.
The court heard that Administration Police officers who were patrolling the area conducted a search at Odhiambo’s house and recovered two grams of bhang, items used in preparing the drug and two pieces of rolled bhang.

"I ask the court to forgive me since all my three younger brothers depend on me since my parents died during the post election violence," he said.
Odhiambo also said that he fears the life of prison since it is difficult and asked for forgiveness.

The Magistrate told him he is a bad influence to his younger brothers who can copy his habit of selling bhang and exposing them to it.

Man in court for committing unnatural act with a chicken

A 49 year old man was arraigned before a Thika court and charged with committing an unnatural offence against a hen.
Appearing before Thika Senior Resident Magistrate, Ms Liz Gicheha, Patrick Mburu Mwangi pleaded not guilty.
He allegedly had carnal knowledge of his mother’s hen on December 6, at Ciumbu village, Murang’a South District.

He was released on a Sh100,000 bond with surety of a similar amount until February 4, when his case will be heard.

In the same court, a 19-year-old man was imprisoned for six months after he pleaded guilty of stealing a mountain bike.
The accused admitted committing the offence on the night of December 4, within Ruiru Township.

The court heard that on the said day, Ms Ann Mumbi Kimani left the bicycle outside her house but found it missing the following day.

She was later informed that the accused had been spotted with it. He was arrested and booked at Ruiru police station.
The accused was given the option of paying a Sh10,000 fine.

Dumb thieves nabbed as they steal in court

Two thieves were caught red-handed as they stole a bicycle within the Eldoret law courts’ compound.

However, a guard at the court precincts apprehended Harun Karani and Moses Sunguti and took them to the nearby police station. They were later arraigned before Eldoret Senior Resident Magistrate N. Shiundu where they admitted the offence.

The two were admitted that on December 7 at the Eldoret law courts, they jointly stole a bicycle belonging to Nicholas Kiprono Mutai.
The court heard that on the particular day, the owner of the bicycle had used a chain and padlock to secure his bicycle to a permanent pole and proceeded to the courtroom.

Within minutes, the accused persons strolled to the site where the bicycle was parked. The prosecution told the court that the first accused, who was armed with pliers, cut the chain while the second accused kept vigil.
And as they concluded their mission, a security guard who had been monitoring the two, apprehended them as they were about to leave the court precincts.
They were handed over to Eldoret Police Station.

The accused persons are convicted on their own plea of guilty," said Shiundu.
The prosecution, however, asked the court to adjourn the ruling for two weeks to enable them establish the convicts’ past records.

They were remanded until December 22, when the judgement will be delivered.

Church thief defends himself

A young man was arraigned before a Nakuru court charged with stealing from the church.

Joseph Mwangi who appeared before chief Magistrate Wilbroda Juma , admitted the offence but said he did not intend to steal the items.
He was charged that on November 30 at Church of God Adventist in Bondeni, he stole a sufuria, a jerrycan and some items from the church.

The court heard that on the said day, the accused was working in the church and was being inspected by Joseph Karanja Waweru.
After sometime, Waweru left him alone in the compound and came back only to find the accused had already left.

On checking the store of the church, he found it opened and a sufuria, a jerrrycan and some items missing.
" I hired the items from the caretaker of our church because I wanted to use them. I did not inform anyone while taking them and I ask for forgiveness," Mwangi said.

He was released on a Sh10,000 bond until January 28, when the ruling will be delivered.

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