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Gun-wounded thief pleads guilty, imprisoned

Police opened fire on Silus Njeru Nthenge and shot him in his right hand at Shauri Slums on June 23 after he and other four accomplices accosted them

In Summary

• The prosecution narrated that police who were on patrol came across the convict and his accomplices carrying the heavy machine and ordered them to surrender.

• The suspects defied the order and instead attempted to attack the police, forcing them to shoot.


Silus Njeru Nthenge who was shot in his right had after being found transporting stolen property and accosted the police when he was presented before aEmbu court
IT WAS ME: Silus Njeru Nthenge who was shot in his right had after being found transporting stolen property and accosted the police when he was presented before aEmbu court
Image: REUBEN GITHINJI
The electric timber sawing machine that Silas Nthenge was found in possession with before being shot by police after he and his accomplices confronted cops with machetes
RECOVERED The electric timber sawing machine that Silas Nthenge was found in possession with before being shot by police after he and his accomplices confronted cops with machetes
Image: Reuben Githinji

A robber who was shot by police after he and four others accosted the security agents with machetes has been imprisoned

The cops opened fire on Silas Nthenge and shot him in his right hand at Shauri slums on June 23.

This was after they were caught with a stolen electric sawing machine.

The suspect pleaded guilty of tilling the machine worth Sh100, 000.

Senior resident magistrate Tony Kwambai fined Nthenge, whose hand was  still bandaged, Sh50, 000 cash or in default he serves two years in jail.

He pleaded for forgiveness, saying he was a casual labourer with children who depend on him and they would suffer if he is  imprisoned.

The magistrate said since the suspect was a first offender and had accepted his offence immediately, he would fine him, failure to which he would serve the imprisonment term.

And since the convict couldn’t raise the fine, he was escorted to Embu Prison.

The prosecution narrated that police who were on patrol came across the convict and his accomplices carrying the heavy machine and ordered them to surrender.

The suspects defied the order and instead attempted to attack the police, forcing them to shoot.

Nthege went to seek treatment before police were tipped off and arrested him.

His colleagues are still being pursued.

Edited by EKibii