A Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate, Vincent Adet has handed a three months jail sentence to a young man who pleaded guilty to charges of stealing a thermos flask and three plates belonging to his mother.
In his mitigation, he informed the court that he only stole the utensils since he was hungry and needed food which his mother was unable to provide.
The court was told that Kevin Okasimba’s mother, Magreat Adudu had on May 5 asked if he stole the thermos and plates.
He reportedly got irritated and instead rushed out and came back with a panga (machete) and a rungu (baton) and tried to hit his mother.
Before handing him the sentence, the magistrate asked Kevin why he was unable to fend for himself.
“How old are you? Do you want to tell me you cannot do menial jobs to survive? Your mother has brought you up well”
He was sentenced to serve three months in prison with no option of a fine. He was given 14 days to appeal his sentence.