Two teens charged for stealing macadamia worth Ksh. 700

Two teens charged for stealing macadamia worth Ksh. 700

Two teenagers were on Thursday arraigned in Embu court for stealing macadamia nuts from the assistant chief’s farm.

James Mugambi Mugo and Brian Muchangi Kanyingiri are said to have stolen four kilograms of macadamia from the farm belonging to James Nyaga on June 21, 2019 at Kithimu location.

They allegedly fled after they were spotted but were later arrested after an identification parade.

Appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Jean Ndengeri, the duo denied the charges on grounds that the witness was not present.

However, Magistrate Ndengeri found the accused guilty of theft from another person’s farm produce contrary to the law.

“On the 21st of June, the duo illegally collected 7000grams of macadamia nuts worth Ksh. 700 from the Assistant chief, James Nyaga,” the magistrate stated.

Earlier, the accused had pleaded guilty but changed their mind after the witness in the prosecution failed to turn up during the trial.

They were released on Ksh. 20,000 bond with a surety of similar amount or a cash bail of Ksh. 30,000.

The case will be mentioned on July 31.