A Standard Group journalist was on Tuesday arraigned in court over the theft of a co-worker’s vehicle.
Aaron Obudho Ochieng was charged with stealing a Mercedes Benz E220 belonging to KTN news anchor Joy Doreen Biira.
The car valued at Sh2.8 million was stolen from the company’s parking lot at their Mombasa road headquarters on December 23, 2016.
Ochieng denied the charge of handling stolen property and was released on a Sh1 million bond or Sh300,000 cash bail.
The stolen car was recovered at a car wash in Kisumu, already fitted with different number plates.
According to a police report, Ms Biira realized her car keys were missing from her desk, and upon checking the parking lot realized the vehicle was stolen.
She reported the matter to the company’s security and transport officer who then questioned the guards at the gate. It was established that someone had already left the premises with the car.
A report was filed at Industrial Area Police Station triggering an investigation that led to the arrest of Mr. Ochieng and two others.