Looking innocent and going about their business is just one observable trait from petrol station attendants at the Oilibya stations.
However, behind the curtains, the company seniors are accused of stealing valuables as the junior employees were serving clients!
The four identified as Stanley Njoroge (contractor for Oilibya), Joyce Wanjala (Territorial manager), Anthony Mugo Muraya (Network manager) and Nancy Waeni (Retail Manager) while appearing before Milimani Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot denied stealing valuables at a building at Juja Road service station.
The four are said to have broken at the service station and made away with a host of property at the station in the full glare of fuel attendants and other servicemen at the stations.
Some of the valuables they are accused of stealing are KSh 200,000 worth of fuel, digital video recorders worth KSh200,000 and CCTV cameras valued at KSh400,000.
The other items the four are said to have stolen are Ksh200,000 worth of gas cylinders, lubricants worth Ksh500,000 and carwash vacuum cleaners worth Ksh30,000.
The total value for the stolen items is Ksh1,530,000.
Even after the case was closed, the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji is said to have reopened it, saying the four still had a case to answer.
They were released by the Milimani Magistrate only after depositing a Ksh100,000 bail awaiting the hearing of their case in September 18.
”For the court to interfere, the petitioners are required to satisfy the court that the DPP had exercised his discretion contrary to the law or abused his office,” Justice Chacha Mwita had ruled.
This is after the case had been referred to the High Court for termination based on lack of evidence.
However, after getting a heads-up from the DPP, the judge was convinced the case could be reopened once again.