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Courtroom pickpocket denied bail

27 August 2015, 13:11 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - A man accused of pickpocketing inside the Nakuru law courts has been denied bail pending investigations by the prosecution.

Dominic Bett is accused of stealing a mobile phone and KES 11 000 cash belonging to Margret Wandwa on August 12 at the Nakuru law courts.

According to the prosecution, Wandwa was standing at the entrance of the courtroom when Bett allegedly stole from her.

She immediately reported the incident at the Nakuru Central Police Station and Bett was tracked using the mobile phone.

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The court also heard that there have been many other cases of theft in courtrooms.

State prosecutor Chief Inspector Sirorei Rop made an application that Bett be denied bail in order to allow the prosecution time to complete investigations.

“We requested the court to give us a week to complete our investigations regarding the matter, the court is a public place and we might have other complainants,” he said.

Appearing before Principle Magistrate Bernard Ndenda, Bett pleaded not guilty. The case will be heard on heard on September 29.

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