27 year old man arrested for defiling a 16 year old girl in Maralal

Police in Maralal Samburu county have arrested a 27 year old man after he allegedly defiled a sixteen year old girl for three days.
Patrick Chege was arrested on Thursday after his neighbors became suspicious about his relationship with the minor and alerted nyumba kumi and the area chief.
According to a neighbor, the minor who is expected to join form one next year has been living with Chege for the last three days at his shop in shabaa area in the outskirts of Maralal town.
Area chief Selina Lemakara has cautioned men in samburu county to keep off school girls while looking for wives saying that their education comes first.
At the same time she called on parents to stop treating girls who have finished class eight as adults adding that under the law they are still children who are in need of care and protection.
“Many parents in samburu still think that if their children sit for KCPE they automatically become adults who can be married off or left alone to fend for themselves.” She said.
 The minor’s sister mentioned that they have rented in the same compound with the 27 year old man who might have enticed her with ‘ngumu’ a local breakfast delicacy which he prepares in his house and sells to shopkeepers.
The offender will be arraigned in court once investigations are done.
 -Martin Rwamba

Vehicle Stolen In Uganda Recovered At A Garage In Kampala

Uganda Flying Squad commandant Herman Owomugisha (R) and Kenyan couple Patrick Chege (C) and Grace Sugut (L) view the couple’s car at Central Police Station, Kampala on Saturday, when it was handed back to them after being stolen from their restaurant in Eldoret on January 28. | image source: the-star.co.ke

A black Toyota Allion stolen from a Kenyan couple living in Eldoret was recovered on Saturday in a garage at Ndeeba, a suburb in Kampala by the Uganda Flying Squad.

According to the Uganda Flying Squad Commandant Herman Owomugisha, the vehicle has since been handed back to the owners Grace Sugut and her husband Patrick Chege.

Speaking at Central Police Station in Kampala on Saturday, Owomugisha added that a suspect arrested in the suburb in Rubaga division, is assisting police with investigations on a ring operating in major East African cities as authorities seek lead to the recovery of other vehicles stolen and sold across the East African borders.

Owomugisha said the car, registration number KBY 328B, was found following a tip-off from an informant.

He said the police were alerted when a buyer asked mechanics to change the vehicle’s windows, and the number plate to UAW 088W.

“Our operatives found some mechanics attempting to write Ugandan number plates on the screens. The original number plates had been removed and replaced with new ones,” he said.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/car-stolen-eldoret-found-kampala-crackdown-cross-border-theft

Man released on Sh30,000 bond for stealing Sh30 soap

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A man charged with breaking into a house and stealing a Sh 30 bar of soap was released on a Sh 30,000 bond or Sh 10,000 cash bail on Monday.

Joseph Mwangi was charged with stealing the soap from Inspector Orina Bonda’s home in Ol Kalo twon, Nyandarua county on January 30.

Mwangi denied the charge before Nyahururu resident magistrate Alice Mukenga.

The case will be mentioned on February 12 and heard on April 28.

In the same court, Patrick Chege was charged with stealing 7.5 kgs of roasted meat with accomplices.

He allegedly stole the meat worth Sh2,550 from HQ Bar and Restaurant in Ol Kalou.

He was also released on a Sh30,000 bond with the option of a Sh10,000 cash bail.

His case will be heard on April 27.