Woman fined KES 30K for burglary, threatening to harm
22 October 2013, 18:32
Nyeri - A middle aged woman was on Tuesday arraigned in a Nyeri court facing charges of burglary and stealing.
Appearing before Chief Magistrate Wilbrodah Juma, Ann Nyambura Gichuhi was charged that on September 9 at Skuta village on the fringes of Nyeri town, she broke into the house of Simon Maina Gicheru with intent to steal.
Ann is said to have stolen clothing, bedding and shoes all valued at KES 50,000.
She faced a second count of threatening to harm and create disturbance.
The court heard that on October 10, jointly with others not before court and while armed with rungus, they created disturbance in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.
They were allegedly chasing Maina, and threatening to attack him with the weapons.
However, she denied the charges and was released on a bond of KES 30,000 and a surety of a similar amount.
The accused person’s application to have the bond reduced was dismissed by the court after the magistrate said the amount granted was the least in regard to the charges pressed against her.
She had informed the court that she is a mother of young children who needed her care.
The case was fixed to proceed on November 12, with a mention on November 5.
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