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Three Kenya Pipeline Company Employees Accused Of Stealing Fuel Valued At Ksh.2.4 M

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Reuben Andolo Aseneka, Joseph Mbugua Mwai and Mutai Micah

Three employees of Kenya Pipeline Company were today arraigned before Kisumu Chief Magistrate D.O. Onyango for the offence of stealing petroleum products from Kenya Pipeline company – Kisumu terminal.

The three, Reuben Andolo Aseneka, Joseph Mbugua Mwai and Mutai Micah are charged with conspiracy to steal 13,852 litres of motor spirit premium (MSP) valued at Ksh 2,431,178 a property of oil marketers’ companies, which was in the custody of the Kenya pipeline company.

Prosecution led by SADPP Catherine Mwaniki, SPPC Patrick Okango and SPC Shitsama Lighami opposed bond, arguing that the offence the accused persons committed was economic sabotage, which is punishable by law.

In his ruling, the chief magistrate noted that the right to bond is a right for every individual, though not absolute.

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The accused pleaded not guilty and were released on a bond of Ksh 500,000 and a surety of a similar amount each. The case will be mentioned on 3rd October 2023 for pre-trial.


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