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I stole brother's food to feed hungry family, man pleads.

A man has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing his brother's foodstuff, saying it was out of need to feed his hungry family.

Duncan Maina yesterday told Nakuru chief magistrate Liz Gicheha that he broke into his brother's house and stole 4kgs of wheat flour, 2kgs of sugar among other foodstuff to feed his wife and their two children.

"He's my brother and I did not have food to feed my family," Maina said.

He committed the offence on January 21 at Naishi village in Njoro subcounty.

The brother, Kevin Maina, had locked his house and left for church with his family when the offence was committed. The two stay in the same compound.

Maina asked the court to forgive him. Gicheha directed that a social inquiry be done and a report availed before judgment is delivered.

y came back they found accused person with 4kgs of wheat flour at his house within the same compound.

They went into their house only to find their foodstuffs items missing.

He was arrested and taken to Naishi police post.

While mitigating, Maina said he have kids and wife who are depending on him for survival, urged the court to forgive him

The court ordered a social inquiring report to be availed before a Judgment is made.

The case was slated for a mention on Monday next week.

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Publication:The Star (Nairobi, Kenya)
Date:Jan 25, 2018
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