Dancan Hardson Bala, a Jumia rider for North Wind Delivery Services, will spend time in jail over the Sh22,000 that he stole from his employer.
Mr Bala has until January 28 to pay up the aforementioned funds or face a jail term.
The details of this case go back to October 2020, when the defendant was contracted to deliver goods for the said company after their purchase by customers. An earlier contract had already been signed in September.
According to that company’s Financial controller Hendrick Lukati, Bala was given goods worth different amounts to deliver to clients who would pay him and he would return the money to his employer.
However, he decided to pocket the funds, Sh36,000 instead of depositing to the employer’s accounts and went missing.
For over one year, Bala went into hiding and could not be traced.
His family, later on, reached out to the employer seeking an out-of-court settlement where he reportedly cleared some of the money and has a balance of Sh22,000.
He now has until tomorrow, Friday 28, 2022 to clear the balance or face jail time.