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Eliud Chege Njuguna (third from left) when he appeared before Eldoret court where he was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing chicken. [Standard]
A 29-year-old man will spend two years in jail for stealing three chicken after confessing to the act at an Eldoret court.

Eliud Chege Njuguna was convicted on his own plea after he accepted charges of stealing the chicken belonging to Dominic Kiarie at Yamumbi Village in Eldoret on June 27.

He appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Richard Odenyo.

The prosecution read the facts of the case that Njuguna was busted stealing the chicken at a neighbor’s compound at around 7pm.

He is, however, said to have tried to attack Kiarie, who in turn hit his head with a blunt object in self-defense, wounding him.

The court heard that Kiarie was able to identify Njuguna during the commotion before he escaped into the dark.

The owner then alerted his neighbors who came to his rescue and visited Njuguna’s house where they found him donning the same clothes.

Njuguna was then escorted by the locals to Yamumbi Police Station where he faced the charges he confessed to.

The chicken were brought to court as exhibits before the sentencing of Njuguna.

In mitigation, Njuguna asked the court for forgiveness arguing that he was drunk on that fateful day and was not aware of his actions.

He requested for a non- custodial sentence claiming that he still required further treatment for his injury.

But the court maintained that his sentence would be two years with the right to appeal the sentence within 14 days.

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