Nairobbery: Daring Thief Attempts to Steal from Vehicle at DCI Headquarters

February 7, 2019

A 35-year-old man will go down in Kenyan history as one of the most daring thieves after attempting to steal at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi.

Wilson Kithome Muinde from Utawala area was, however, unsuccessful in his daring heist on Tuesday. He was arrested attempting to steal a spare wheel from a vehicle parked outside the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Kiambu Road.

The suspect was arraigned in court on Wednesday and charged with the offence of attempting to commit a crime.

Section 389 of the penal code states that anyone who attempts to commit an offence is liable to half the punishment of the offence he/she attempted.

“Any person who attempts to commit a felony or a misdemeanour is guilty of an offence and is liable, if no other punishment is provided, to one-half of such punishment as may be provided for the offence attempted, but so that if that offence is one punishable by death or life imprisonment he shall not be liable to imprisonment for a term exceeding seven years,” states the law.

Wilson Kithome instantly became the butt of jokes on social media after the DCI posted his mugshot on Twitter.

Kenyans on Twitter, pointing out the fact that the suspect is Kamba, observed that people from the tribe have a serious thing for car tyres.

Some reactions below.

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