A man who pleaded guilty of stealing goods worth sh 170,000 from M-KOPA Solar, a Safaricom dealership company specializing in solar goods, was today released on a sh 200,000 bond with a surety of the same amount by a Busia Court.
The court heard from Lilian Cheruto, the complainant and proprietor of the dealership that
M-KOPA Solar offers customers a solar system with lights, phone chargers, and solar powered radios among other items.
The system is available for a deposit followed by daily payments by the retailer who accesses goods from the shop.
The accused, Samuel Mesiza Namenge is alleged to have taken ten solar panels, twenty bulbs, ten portable lamps, ten batteries, ten radios, ten Universal Serial Bar (USB) chargers and control boxes from the dealership shop but failed to remit the amount agreed upon between him and the complainant.
Namenge who appeared before Chief Magistrate Wanjiku Cherere is said to have committed the crime on January, 24, 2014 at Legio Estate of Busia Township.
The accused led police officers to a neighbour where he had hidden the stolen goods from where they were recovered and produced in court as evidence during the court session today.
The magistrate set the ruling of the case for February, 26, 2014.