– The 14-year-old boy was caught on CCTV driving car belonging to Jacquelyne Gitonga out of parking space
– He also allegedly stole KSh 31,000 from the complainant on June 17, 2019, same day he was caught stealing the vehicle
– The accused who appeared before Magistrate Becky Cheloti denied the charges and was freed on a KSh 100,000 or a bond of KSh 200, 000
A Standard eight pupil has been arrested and taken to court after he allegedly stole a vehicle in Kitengela town, Kajiado county.
The 14-year-old boy was arrested on June 18, 2019, at a mall in Milimani area after he was captured on CCTV camera driving a vehicle belonging to one Jacquelyne Karithoni Gitonga.
Appearing before Magistrate Becky Cheloti on Wednesday, the minor was accused of driving a stolen Toyota Premio registration number KCL 532B estimated to be worth KSh 1.6 million.
The court heard the lad, who is expected to sit for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 2019, also allegedly stole KSh 31,000 from the complainant on June 17, 2019, the same day he was caught stealing Gitonga’s vehicle as reported by Citizen TV.
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The young suspect who was accused alongside others denied the charges and was freed on a KSh 100,000 or a bond of KSh 200,000.
Magistrate Cheloti slated the case for mentioning on July 3, 2019, and hearing on September 12, 2019.
Although incidents of car theft are common, most suspects are usually of adult age as many people would not expect a 14-year-old to pull such a heist.
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