Man jailed for stealing his sick mother’s MPesa PIN, swiping Sh16, 000

Godfrey Onyango [Photo: Pkemoi Ngenoh]

A 20-year-old man has been jailed for one and half years for stealing from his mother.

Godfrey Onyango is said to have stolen his sick mother’s Personal Identity Number (PIN) and later used to steal from her.

Godfrey is said to have taken advantage of his mother Roselyne Agutu’s health condition to steal Sh16, 000 within Pangani.

Police said Onyango stole the PIN number as he was taking his mother to hospital. He would later borrow the phone from his mother only to withdraw all the money.

 He is said to have stolen the money in batches of Sh3, 000 on the first day, Sh10, 000 on the second day and lastly Sh3, 000.

Onyango pleaded guilty to the charge and was jailed for 18 months or pay a fine of Sh30, 000.