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University of Nairobi students charged with stealing food

Three University of Nairobi students were on Tuesday charged with stealing raw food from the university kitchen worth Sh13,100.

Kennedy Kiplagat Ng’eno, Isaac Isika Musya and Andrew Peter Odhiambo denied the charge.

The trio were accused of stealing three 25kg sacks of rice, one 20kg sack of sugar, one sack of green grams, one packet of turmeric spice powder, 1kg solid cooking fat, a packet of Eden tea leaves, five packets of wooden toothpicks, a carrot grater and four panga bar soaps on March 27.

They hid the food in their hostel rooms.

RELEASED ON CASH BAIL

They were released on a cash bail of Sh5,000 each until the hearing on June 22.

And, in the same court, a second year student, Erick Otieno, was fined Sh200 or two days in jail for being at the Nairobi Railway Station illegally at night.

Otieno told Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi that he was arrested after escorting his mother to board a train Nyanza to attend a funeral.

“I had no criminal mind at all. My mother had just boarded the Kisumu-bound train when I was arrested around 9.15 pm. I plead for mercy,” Otieno said.

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