A 52-year-old woman was on Friday, November 15, charged at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi with the theft of two mobile phones valued at Ksh22,000.
The suspect, Mercy Nkirote Micheni is alleged to have pinched the two phones, of Samsung and Lenovo brands which she tactfully hid in her bosom according to The Nairobian newspaper.
According to court documents, the mobile phones Nkirote is accused of stealing were to be used as exhibits in a case at Kamukunji Police Station.
Police also reported that Nkirote also had in her possession forged National Identification cards and certificates that bore her image but which had different names.
The prosecution told the court that Nkirote had visited the police station to identify her phone from the stolen items only for her to hide two in her bra.
Police revealed that they realised two phones were missing immediately after Nkirote left the scene.
A female officer was asked to frisk Nkirote. That's when the two phones were found stashed around her bust.
Nkirote denied the charges leveled against her and was released on a Ksh15,000 cash bail. The case will be heard on February 21.
On October 6, the DCI warned Kenyans from buying mobile phones or electronics from unregistered dealers.
The DCI termed it 'risky and dangerous' to buy any electronic device from suspicious outlets which may be stolen items by gangsters.
Members of the public found in possession of stolen items, according to the DCI, may end up suffering the immediate consequences of the actual thief.
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