Suspects plead guilty to offences

Two men surprised a Nyeri court yesterday after they separately pleaded guilty to charges levelled against them, an uncommon scenario in court cases.

Douglas Muhika pleaded guilty to charges that on June 12 at around 4 pm he broke into the house belonging to one Charles Kimemia, but denied charges of stealing assorted household items from the house.

The incident is said to have taken place at Muruguru village within Nyeri county.

Police later managed to recover the items from the accused before arresting him and charging him with the offense.

But when he took to the box, Muhika only pleaded guilty to the first count of breaking into the house but denied the second and third charge of stealing and being in possession of stolen items respectively.

Nyeri Resident Magistrate Mercyline Lubia ordered the suspect to be remanded at the King’ong’o GK Prison awaiting the mention of his case on June 21.

In another case, Cyrus Kiama pleaded guilty to charges of being in possession of 15 grams of bhang contrary to the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Control act.

According to the charges, Kiama was found with the proscribed substance with an estimated a street value of Sh 140 in Tetu sub county, Nyeri County on June 12.

The court ordered the suspect to be released on a Sh 20,000 cash bail or be remanded in custody in default.

The matter will come up for mention on June 20 this month.



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