A Mombasa court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for destroying and stealing Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) metallic poles.
Appearing before Justice Martha Mutuku Ali Badi Chumvi alias Swaleh Hussein pleaded guilty of stealing a metal worth Ksh30000 ($300). He also confessed to having been imprisoned for vandalizing SGR in the past.
In her ruling, Justice Mutuku said the man's action was a threat to the safety of SGR and that the man was not sorry for his action.
His co-accused Boniface Ngonda pleaded not guilty and was released on a Ksh.200,000 ($2000) bond with one surety, with an alternative Ksh.100,000 ($1000) cash bail.
The case will be mentioned on November 29 for pre-trial.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.