A youthful Kenyan man is set to be sentenced on Monday after he pleaded guilty to stealing his employer’s panties.
Boniface Mwania Michael was arraigned before Senior Resident Magistrate Gilbert Sikwe of Kithimani law courts on Thursday, where he admitted to stealing Ms. Rose Mueni Kimonye’s underpants at her home in Kwakitema Village in Yatta, Machakos County.
He told the court that he stole six undergarments belonging to Ms. Mueni and sold them to his co-accused, Nicholas Nguli Kithale for Sh100 each.
Mwania, who worked as Mueni’s houseboy, was accused of stealing the panties on diverse dates. The court heard that Mueni’s panties would disappear from her bathroom every time she left them there after taking a shower.
Mwania also stole a T-shirt, Mueni’s blouse, and her husband’s underwear, all valued at Sh2,000. He sold the clothes to Nguli, who allegedly used them for witchcraft purposes.
During his arrest, Nguli was found in possession of other underwear belonging to one Joyce Nzisa.
Nguli denied the allegations and was freed on a cash bail of Sh2,000. He will appear before the court on September 15th.
Mwania will be sentenced on Monday, August 24th, after he admitted guilt. Petty theft attracts a jail sentence of as low as two years.