YOUTH HANDED THREE-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR STEALING OCS MONEY.

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Pangani police station cleanerOliver Wasike Wanyamabefore Milimani magistrate court where he was sentenced for three years for stealing Sh270, 000 from a safe at Pangani police station on Friday April 20, 2016.

BY SAM ALFAN.

A youth who stole Sh270, 000 from a safe at Pangani police station has been sentenced to serve three years in jail.

The male youth, Oliver Wasike Wanyama, stole the money on April 12 from an unlocked safe while cleaning the office of the Officer in Charge of Station (OCS).

He was accused that on April 12 2016 at the Pangani police station with intention to steal unlocked a safe belonging to Pangani police and stole Sh270, 000 the property of the said station.

Wanyama was found with the money when he was arrested in Bungoma.

He pleaded guilty to the charge. Before he was handed his sentence, Wanyama pleaded for forgiveness from the OCS. (Nisamehe bwana OCS)

It was said that on the fateful morning at about 9:00am, the OCS Pangani police station, Chief Inspector Benjamin Kisela was in the office attending to clients.

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The suspects who had been tasked with the duties of cleaning station offices and maintaining flower beds entered into his office and stole a bunch of keys belonging to the OCS.

Chief Inspector Kisela is said to have left the office around 10.00am to attend a security ward meeting at Kamukuji, at the DO’s office but could not trace his Bunch of keys containing the key to the main office door, and the safe. He however requested PC Kirimi for the duplicate keys, Mr Kirimi gave him the keys and the OCS locked his office and returned the keys back to Kirimi as he proceeded to the meeting.

Immediately after the OSC left, Wanyama approached PC Kirimi and requested her to give him the keys to the OCS office. Since it was known that he is the one who cleans their offices, PC Kirimi gave him the keys.

Cell Sentry Personnel PC Samwel John Mutonyi confirmed seeing the suspect enter into the OCS office carrying a bucket of water and a duster. Mr Mutonyi said Wanyama  stayed for not more than five minutes  then left with the dust Bin stuffed with waste papers pretending that he was going to empty it but  never came back.

He tried looking for the suspects to complete the cleaning for he had just sprinkled water on the floor but to his surprise, he found the dust pin abandoned at the station collection tank.

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Later, the OCS returned to his office, searched for the bunch of keys but could not trace them. He tried to reach the office cleaner through his phone but he declined to pick his calls, he reported the matter to the director of criminal investigations.

Investigations were commenced the suspects was located to be along Nakuru –Eldoret highway heading to his rural home Webuye. Police tracked him to Bungoma where he was arrested at a hideout in Webuye town. Sh270, 000 was also recovered from the suspect.

The money was on Friday produced as evidence at the Milimani law courts.

Magistrate Daniel Ogembo on Friday ordered that the money be given back to the Pangani OCS

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