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Shock As Kitengela Minor Is Slapped With Car Theft Charges

A minor was arraigned in Kajiado court and charged with an alleged theft of a motor vehicle and Sh31, 000 in cash in Kitengela on June 17.

The 14 year-old-boy appeared before resident magistrate Becky Cheloti on Wednesday evening and charged with theft of a Toyota Premio and additional Sh31, 000 in cash in Kitengela.

The KCPE candidate was captured on CCTV in Milimani area of Kitengela town walking towards the stolen car while in the company of others at 6:48 pm, and gained access before speeding off seconds later.

Other CCTV cameras, that police produced and which formed part of the evidence before the court, showed the suspect inside a mall in Kitengela busy on his phone.

Police believe he was in contact with other accomplices who have been terrorizing residents of Kitengela in recent weeks.

The police charge sheet read in part; “On June 17, 2019, at Milimani area in Kitengela, jointly with others not before court stole a motor vehicle make Toyota Premio black in colour valued at Ksh.1.6 million”

He was released on an Sh100, 000 cash bail, and because he could not raise the money, he was locked up at Kajiado GK Prison on the night of Wednesday.

The case will be mentioned on July 3, 2019.

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