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.
Mr. Wilson Kithome Muinde aged 35 years was arrested yesterday and arraigned in court today for attempting to steal a spare wheel from a vehicle parked outside the @DCI_Kenya Headquarters. pic.twitter.com/T4DcUKUczU
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) February 6, 2019
Kambas have a high affinity for tyres… I’m sure that was more valuable to him than any other electronics that may have been left in the cars…
— John Ogola (@jjogola) February 6, 2019
this is the kind of energy we need in life
— Elijah Mutua Snr (@ElijahMutua_) February 6, 2019
Wakamba na miguu ya gari! pic.twitter.com/X4VUAI6GB8
— Keli! (@kelienick) February 6, 2019
Wakamba na tyres. ???
— Murunga Lilechi ?? ? (@lilechikenya) February 6, 2019
Wakamba siwanapenda tire? Msameheni Tairi ni zao alikua anaenda kuchora threads ziwe new???
— Charlie Smarter (@Charlie2pride) February 6, 2019
People have no chills, just outside DCI offices? That took guts
But reminds me here in Kitale a friend mobile phone was stolen by a man pretending to be a police officer who ran out of credit and borrowed the phone to call the OCS. Na hvyo ndo akaenda na simu
— ?Kiprono? (@Onorpik) February 6, 2019
Thief of the year ????
— jp kamau (@jp_kamau) February 6, 2019
aki wakamba na tyre za gari?? ..sijui ziliwafanyia nini.. we can’t resist??
— dennis musyoka (@Denimxii) February 6, 2019
Kambas and tyres are something else..why steal the tyre while you steal the whole car. He should consult Blue springs hotel parking car thugs how they do it
— Brigadier General (@BrigadierBrigad) February 6, 2019
Wow, levels ! pic.twitter.com/g1925gf4in
— Random Punk (@randompunk0) February 6, 2019
You mean DCI like DCI ??? pic.twitter.com/YK1n7e2P7M
— Sheeqoh__ (@Sheeqoh__) February 6, 2019