Pregnant woman spends night in police cell after being caught stealing skirt in boutique


A pregnant woman in her early thirties was arrested Tuesday after she was caught stealing a skirt at a boutique in Maua Town, Meru County.

The woman, who hails from Kaelo in Igembe North Sub-County, had hidden the stolen skirt in her jacket before being confronted by the boutique attendant while leaving the store.

An argument ensued when the woman denied the theft claims, forcing the boutique attendant to conduct a body search on her. The brand new skirt, valued at Ksh2, 500, was found folded in her jacket pocket.

The store attendant alerted the police, who arrived at the scene and arrested the woman.

She is expected to be arraigned in court once investigations into the matter are concluded.

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