Man to be sentenced for stealing his father’s shoes

Emmanuel Jesse Kyenze who admitted to charges of stealing five pairs of shoes. He was to sell the shoes to get money for rent./PETER MASEKE

A 24-year-old man that stole five pairs of shoes from his father is set to be sentenced at a Mombasa court.

Emmanuel Jesse Kyenze who was charged with stealing five pairs of shoes from his father on diverse dates between April and August will know his fate today.

Kyenze pleaded guilty to stealing five pairs of shoes belonging to his father Reverend Francis Kibue.

Appearing before Mombasa Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku, Kyenze admitted to the charges saying he was going to sell the shoes to pay his rent.

He is said to have committed the act after his parents refused to assist him settle his rent which was overdue.

He stole the school boots valued at sh.10,000 in Vijiweni area, Likoni sub-county.

Kyenze was also charged with handling stolen property after he retained a pair of the stolen shoes for his own personal use.