Man Tells Court He Stole Bibles To Preach Word Of God
A man, who was arrested for stealing bibles from a city supermarket in Nairobi, Kenya, has presented an unexpected defence in court after he pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
The suspect, simply identified as Augustine Wanyonyi, was arraigned before Milimani Chief Magistrate, Susan Shitubi. In his defence for the charges against him, the suspect claimed that he stole two bibles because he wanted to avoid suicide. According to him, he has been contemplating suicide, but he stole two bibles so that he could know more about God’s word.
In his words: “I stole the Bible so that I could read, understand and preach the word of God instead of committing suicide due to problems I’m facing”. He stated this after Counsel to the State, Alice Mathangani had read a police report in court. The report revealed that the suspect was at Naivas Supermarket located along Moi Avenue in Nairobi around 3 pm on Monday, 30th January 2022, where he stole two bibles and hid them inside his pants. He was captured by the CCTV camera in the supermarket and was arrested after he failed to pay for the items.
When asked to explain the reason why he stole the bibles which cost Ksh 2,100, the 30-year-old man claimed he began to contemplate suicide after the demolition of his house in Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum. He stated further that one of the stolen bibles is for his personal use while he had the intention of giving the other to his wife.
However, the prosecutor told the court that the suspect has a previous record of shoplifting and had earlier been charged last December. His confession, however, made the Magistrate order for a pre-sentencing report. The trial is scheduled to resume on February 16.
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Chaiiii… Mek dem forgive am oo
Omo …. Crazy things are happening