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Man accused of selling adulterated kerosene

20 November 2014, 22:55

Laikipia - A man accused of selling adulterated kerosene in Nyahururu town was today released on a KES 20,000 bond with a similar surety by a Nyahururu court.

Joseph Macharia who appeared before Nyahururu Resident Magistrate Victoria Ochanda pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Macharia was charged that on November 16, 2014 at Thirikwa Agrovet within Nyahururu town in Laikipia County, he was caught in an odd place with two-five litres jericans containing kerosene for sale which had been mixed with water.

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The court heard that police officers who were on patrol in Nyahururu town encountered the accused with the ten litres kerosene and asked him to sell them five litres.

 The accused sold them five litres at KES 250 and after an analysis the fuel was found laced with water.

He was arrested and taken to Nyahururu police station where he was charged with the offence before being arraigned in court.

The case will be heard on March 4, 2015 with a mention on December 4 this year. He could not raise the bond immediately and was remanded.

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