A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to stealing underwear at NYS headquarters along Thika Road.
Appearing before Makadara chief magistrate Hestin Nyaga, the accused Stephen Ochieng admitted breaking into the house at the NYS headquarter, making away with the underwears alongside other household items.
He was handed a three-year jail sentence.
Ochieng’ admitted to stealing Anthony Munene Njeru’s underwear, subwoofer, and a claw hammer, all valued at Sh4,900, and handling the stolen goods after breaking into his house.
The accused was nabbed by guards at the NYS headquarters before being handed to the police.
Interestingly, Njeru was still asleep when Ochieng was being apprehended, and he was not aware that his house had been broken into as he slept.
There was a twist in court after the magistrate recalled jailing Ochieng’ in 2016 for the same offense he committed at the same place but at a different house.
In his defense, Ochieng told the court that the case was bhang trafficking at the Milimani Law courts.
“He must be another Spiderman after the one who has tormented the residents of Kilimani in Nairobi only that this one can be termed as the Spiderman of NYS. Having proven that the previous term has not taught him a lesson, I think a larger sentence may do so,” the magistrate ruled.
Ochieng’ had been charged with breaking in and stealing from Fridah Opiyo Odongo’s house at the NYS headquarters on June 24, 2016