Chinese Man Charged with Shoe-theft

Chinese man in court over shoe-theft

A Chinese man has today been charged with theft of second-hand shoes valued at sh.3M which took place in Inland Container Depot in Nairobi.

Li Bingpeng is alleged to have stolen the shoes of complainant one Peter Githinji Macharia on December 8, 2018, with other accomplices who did not appear in court.

The court, which was presided by Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Muthoni heard that earlier 2018, Mr Bingpeng and the others absent in court conspired to defraud Mr Macharia and Mr Stephen Jimmy Mwangangi of Sh1,483,100 claiming they would give them clearance documents for the shoes at the depot.

This crime was allegedly committed on November 8, 2018, at Eastlands Hotel along Ngong Road in Nairobi.
The accused, who was arrested on July 4 without a warrant, denied the two charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh800,000. The trial will begin on August 28.

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