Man Fined Sh200,000 For Theft Of Pineapples

A 41-year-old man was on Wednesday fined Sh200,000 by a Kenol court over theft of 745 pineapples.

Appearing before Resident Magistrate Jackinda Rennah, Peter Wakahia Kimani was charged that on March 11 at his home in Gikono village, Murang’a South, he was found with 745 stolen pineapples.

According to the facts tabled before the court by the prosecutor Ms. Odour, officers from Gikono police post while on foot patrol accompanied by the area Assistant Chief were informed that at the home of the accused, there was ongoing selling and buying of pineapples.

The pineapples had been stolen from the Delmonte Kenya Ltd farm.

The officers who proceeded to the house found the pineapples concealed with a black polythene bag stored in a house used as a store.

Consequently, with the help of officers from Kenol police station, the accused was arrested.

Kimani pleaded guilty to the offence of theft of farm produce and in mitigation said he has children and pleaded with the court for clemency.

The magistrate ordered hi
m to pay a fine of Sh 200,000 or in default serve one-year jail sentence.

Source: Kenya News Agency