By Watchdog reporter
It was drama at Milimani Law Court on Tuesday when KTN’s news editor Aaron Ochieng’ was charged with theft after stealing a car belonging to former NBS news anchor, Joy Doreen Biira who at the moment works for KTN also.
Ochieng’ was charged with stealing the anchor’s Mercedes Benz worth millions of shillings.
The car was found in Kisumu with its plates changed from KBY 831K to KCH 117L.
A charge sheet indicated that Ochieng’ had dishonestly retained the vehicle “knowing and having reasons to believe it to be a stolen motor vehicle”.
The suspect was arrested with the class E 220 Benz in Kisumu on December 31, 2016 and was detained at Industrial Area police station.
Ochieng’ was released on a cash bail and now awaiting mention of the case on January 17 and a subsequent hearing on February 3.
Doreen, a KTN business journalist, said she parked her car at the Standard Group Headquarters, Mombasa road, in Nairobi at the time it was stolen.
She said that at around 8pm, she realized her car keys were missing from her desk, prompting her to check whether the vehicle was still at the parking.
According to a statement from police, Doreen immediately reported the loss of the car to security and transport officer who launched a hunt for the missing car.
It was established that the vehicle had left the gate at around 19:39hrs,” the police said, adding that Doreen’s Benz was driven out of the premises by Ochieng.
The matter was reported at Industrial area police station where investigations commenced leading to the recovery of the vehicle in Kisumu.
Two security guards, who were on duty at the time the car was reported missing, are in police custody at Industrial Area, Nairobi awaiting further action.