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Teacher caught shoplifting peanuts

11 November 2014, 12:03 Joseph Njung'eh

Murang'a - A teacher at a private Primary School was Monday nabbed shoplifting foodstuff from a supermarket in Murang’a town.

Stephen Njuguna, 32, was arrested by guards of Maguna Andu supermarket after he was captured on CCTV cameras trying to hide formula milk and a packet of groundnuts under his clothes.

Njunguna pleaded with the guards not to harm him claiming he had gone without food for several days hence resorting to shoplift to get food.

He added that he had not been paid for several months and his business of selling potatoes has not been doing well.

“I was forced by the devil to steal the groundnuts but I vow not to steal again,” pleaded the teacher who asked the guards to let him free.

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The security officers accused Njuguna of dishonesty since he had refused to produce his national identity and the phone number of his next of kin.

“It is a shame for someone like Njuguna who is a teacher to steal petty things from a supermarket, and we dismiss his claims that he was hungry because if it was true he was starving, he could have stolen items like bread or maize flour,” said the security guard.

Later, the teacher was arraigned in a Murang’a court to answer charges of stealing but he could not take plea as the Prosecutor, Otieno Nyamburi, told the court that he had not been furnished with all details of the case.

He was detained at Murang’a police station waiting to be arraigned in court for trial.

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