KTN’s Mohamed Ali charged with phone theft
By Ominde Okoth Ka’Wambura and Capital FM
KTN’s award winning investigative journalist Mohammed Ali of the Jicho Pevu fame has been charged in a Nairobi court for allegedly stealing a mobile phone worth Sh100,000.
The KTN chief investigative editor appeared at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday morning where he denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Esther Maina and was released on a Sh50,000 cash bail.
He was accused of having stolen the mobile phone on diverse dates between June 14, 2011 and 6 July 2011 from Al Mana Electronics on Luthuli Avenue in Nairobi.
According to reports by Capital FM, he has been arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts, alongside seperate charges of handling stolen property
“On Oct 20th 2011 at Central police station in Nairobi, otherwise in the course of stealing, dishonestly received the said mobile phone having reasons to believe it had been stolen,” the court papers read.
He has denied all the charges and released on a cash bail until June 18 when his case will be heard.
By the time of publishing this piece Ali was still in the basement cells seeking to raise the cash bail.