Kenya Power guards and three others charged with stealing a vehicle


Six people among them Kenya Power security guards and three others have been charged with stealing a motor vehicle and an alternative charge of being in possession of stolen property.

Caleb Owuor Otieno, Joseph Otieno Omollo, Erastus Mwenda Mukira (Kenya Power guards), Tiberious Onyango Obonyo, Fredrick Okoth Obonyo and David Obonyo Mireri were charged with stealing the Toyota Land Cruiser KCA 080F valued at Sh 5,064,879 which belongs to Kenya Power.

The six are alleged to have committed the offense on 6th September 2018 at Ruaraka Kenya Power Depot in Nairobi, jointly with others not before court.

The three employees also faced an alternative charge of neglecting to prevent a felony in that they failed to use all reasonable cause to prevent theft of the said vehicle.

Onyango, Okoth and Obonyo were charged with handling stolen property. The court heard that on 11th September 2018 at Kakelo area in Rachuonyo South Sub County in Homabay County, otherwise than in the cause of stealing retained the vehicle knowing or having reasons to believe it to be stolen or unlawfully obtained.

They denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi. He granted the guards a bond of Sh 100,000 or a cash bail of Sh 50,000. The others were granted a bond of Sh 300,000 or alternative cash bail of Sh 200,000.

The case will be mentioned on 25th September and will be heard on 8th October 2018.