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I want her in jail, not my house: IEBC officer tells court after daughter, a Moi University student, is convicted of theft

BY AGNES OLOO FOR WWW.EDAILY.CO.KE.

A 21-year-old Moi University student and daughter of an IEBC procurement officer, Milka Sitati, has been convicted to a plea of own guilt for conspiracy to commit a felony and stealing from her mother Ksh70, 000.

Cynthia Cherop, who pleaded guilty to the offences, was charged alongside her boyfriend, Josphat Nganga, who denied the allegations.

The facts of the case, read before court by the prosecution counsel Solomon Naulikha, revealed that the two were spotted by CCTV cameras making the withdrawals from two different banks at intervals and on different days in June 2018.

The court heard that the convict and the accused made four withdrawals totaling Ksh70, 000.

On Thursday, July 26 Cherop told the magistrate that her mother dragged her to Court because of “dating a man who has a small manhood”.

She told Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi that her mother, Milka Sitati, did not like her boyfriend, and that she had threatened to teach her lesson should she continue dating Nganga.

Cherop, on Friday, July 27, asked Magistrate Andayi to help her seek her mother’s forgiveness.

Ms Sitati had appeared before Court and told the magistrate she wanted her daughter in prison, and not in her house.

Two men, who introduced themselves in Court as Cherop’s uncles, said they were ready to live with the accused should her mother fail to take her in.

The magistrate, however, sent Cherop to prison, where she will be held until her sentencing on August 1.

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