A university student has pleaded guilty to stealing money from her mother.

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Cynthia Cherop, a student at the Moi University on Friday admitted stealing Sh70,000 from her mother’s two accounts at the Barclays and National banks.

Cherop used the money to spend with her boyfriend, Josephat Ng’ang’a. 

In her defense, the first time offender said that she used the money to buy second-hand clothes to sell. CCTV footage of the Barclays Bank captured Ng’ang’a and Ms. Cherop withdrawing the money.

The boyfriend was charged with creating disturbance by threatening to beat up Cherop's mother, Milka Chebosisi Sitati, on June 5.

He denied the charge and was released on a cash bail of Sh30,000. Cherop's mother urged the court to jail her daughter after she pleaded guilty.

Chief magistrate Francis Andayi said it was unfortunate that Cherop stole the money to spend with her boyfriend.

Her uncles pleaded with the court to release Cherop so as to continue attending college. 

Andayi directed that a probation report be brought in court on August 2 to enable her to go back to college.