A young man caused a scene at the stage mart hyper supermarket on the last Sunday of the month of February the year two thousand and eight .The young man had been walking around in the supermarket and when he decided to leave, he didn't go to the cashiers counter, he tried to walk out of the supermarket without paying for the can of shoe polish that he had picked and was carrying in his jacket pocket.
As the young man tried to sneak out of the supermarket, some of the members of staff of the supermarket spotted him and tried to follow him .BY the time they were in a position of sounding the alarm, the young man was already on his way out of the supermarket. By the time the security personnel came to understand the reason for the stir in the supermarket, the young man was already crossing the entrance on his way out and by the time the guards at the entrance came to know that they had let a thief pass, the young man was already on the streets trying to take cover in the crowd.
The security personnel at the supermarket then sounded the alarm and the guards started running following him as they searched for him in the crowd .By that time, the young man was passing the Kericho Depot of the Kenya farmers Association. When the he realized that the guards would catch him, he started running and shouting that his name was Nyakundi and that he was not a thief .It was then that the public knew that he was of Kisii origin.
Eye witnesses said that they had seen the said can of shoe polish flying from his jacket pockets and they led the rest of the crowd to where they had seen the can fall and they found that it was true the can was there. They young man then tried the best that he could to convince the public that he wasn't the one who had stolen the shoe polish but the public couldn't listen to him .By that time, everyone was shouting at the top of their voices for the thief to be caught and killed, The supermarket staff plus every one who was in site .The young man was very lucky that the supermarket security personnel were those who knew something about the law, otherwise, the public would have killed the young man by mob justice.
The young was lucky that he survived .No one was ready among the members of staff of the supermarket to give us a detailed story on their part and so we left them as they had put the young man under their power inside the super market while they continued thinking on what to do with the young man .The incident to place at around Thirty minutes past nine o'clock in the morning, a short time just after the supermarket had open it doors for that days business.