A young man on Thursday pleaded guilty to stealing his female employer’s panties and selling them to an elderly man.
The young man and his accomplice were arraigned at the Kithimani Law Courts in Kenya.
Whereas the younger suspect, Boniface Mwania Michael, pleaded guilty to the offence, the elderly man, Nicholas Nguli Kithale, denied the allegations.
Kithimani Senior Resident Magistrate Gilbert Sikwe heard that on different dates, Mwania, a houseboy, stole six underwear belonging to his employer, Rose Mueni Kimonye, from her residence in Kwakitema Village in Yatta, Machakos County and sold them to Nguli.
The court was told that Mwania stole the panties from Mueni’s bathroom every time she would leave them there after taking a shower.
Also stolen, were a T-shirt, Mueni’s blouse and boxer belonging to Mueni’s husband, all valued at Ksh2,000.
Mwania was selling the intimate clothes to Nguli, who allegedly used them for witchcraft purposes.
Nguli was found in possession of other underwear belonging to one Joyce Nzisa.
Nguli, who pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against him, was freed on a Ksh2,000 cash bail. He will appear before the magistrate on September 15, 2020.
Mwania, on the other hand, admitted guilt, and will be sentenced on Monday, August 24, 2020.
Petty theft attracts an imprisonment of as low as 2 years.