Youth jailed to get vocational training
04 March 2016, 18:13
Nyahururu - A youth, who stole money to buy a goat, has been sentenced to four months imprisonment by a Nyahururu court.
Jackson Longaiya, 18, was sentenced to serve four months at Kamiti Youth Correctional facility where he will benefit from vocational training to help him ‘start’ his life.
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Resident magistrate Willy Cheruiyot had in june last year heard that Longaiya broke into his neighbours house in Maundu Meri village in Laikipia County on May 14, 2015 and made away with Shs. 4, 000.
Longaiya in his mitigation, told the court that he bought a goat, he hoped to ‘multiply’ so that he could get dowry and wealth to bring up a family.
“The accused is a first offender who attributes his action to extreme poverty his family faces.
“During the four months at Kamiti Youth Correctional Institution, he will benefit from vocational training and behaviour management programme offered, to help him in future,” noted Probation officers report to the court.
The report, prepared by Eugine Musoga also indicated that the accused was a class two dropout and had no basic training.
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