Standard journalist in court for stealing Sh 200, 000 from passenger at JKIA

A reporter with the Standard Media Group has been charged in court for stealing Sh200,000 from a passenger at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

John Lawrence Opate, who writers for The Nairobian was arrested after a CCTV camera captured him stealing the cash from the bag of a passenger who was travelling to Mombasa with his family on Wednesday.

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The Kenya Police Airport Unit deputy commandant Rono Bunei said that a Kenya Airways employee who was at the counter was also questioned and his statement recorded but was never charged as there was nothing linking him to the theft.

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The Standard journalist was found with Sh61,000 and had deposited  Sh26,000 into Mpesa account.

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