30 November 2012

Kenya: Officers Charged JKIA Burglary

Two police officers and 13 civilians were yesterday charged in a Kibera court for breaking into an airport warehouse.

Moses Kung'u and Patrick King'ori, together with the 13, denied the charges of breaking into a customs warehouse at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Tuesday night and stole goods worth at Sh60 million.

They allegedly stole 178 car tyres, 126 bales of second hand clothes and bags of sugar, belonging to the Kenya Revenue Authority.

The accused face an alternative count of handling suspected stolen property.

Kung'u and King'ori face a third count of neglecting to prevent a felony being serving police officers on duty.

The prosecution asked principal magistrate Latisha Wachira to order the accused to be remanded at the Kileleshwa Police station for three days to enable the police to complete their investigations.

The case will be mentioned next Monday.

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