3 UoN students charged with stealing food

Three hungry musketeers

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A popular Kenyan maize flour brand. COURTESY

Three University of Nairobi students were on Tuesday, April 18, arraigned for allegedly stealing Sh13,000 worth of food from the institution’s kitchen.

The trio; Kennedy Ngeno, Isaac Muasya and Andrew Odhiambo appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and denied the charge.

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Three UoN students in court for stealing foodstuff from campus Kitchen. PHOTO: ANNET WAMBULWA/THE STAR

The court heard that on March 29, Ngeno, Muasya and Odhiambo, helped themselves to three 25kg sacks of rice, 8kg of green grams, a packet of turmeric spice, a packet of serviettes, 500gm of tea leaves, 20kg of sugar, four bars of soap and five packets of toothpicks.

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They faced a second charge of handing stolen property. It is said that on April 12, at Mamlaka Hall hostel, the three were found to be in possession of items yet they had reason to believe the items were stolen.

The three pleaded with the court to release them on a reasonable bond, they said they are just students with no deep pockets.

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Police paperwork shows the food was stolen when there was unrest at the campus.