Japhet, who is 23 years old, reportedly stole the cereal from a woman on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
Residents of the community where the incident occurred suspect African juju as a reason for the bizarre event, explains Pulse Kenya.
On Twitter, a user named Dominic Chimhavi, confirmed that the Japhet returned to the woman in order to have the bag detached from his head.
“The thief going to the farmer to have the bag removed from his head,” Chimhavi wrote.
The thief going to the farmer to have the bag removed from his head pic.twitter.com/UHP6ijk75L
— Dominic Chimhavi (@DChimhavi) May 3, 2018
This was after he had surrendered himself to the police who escorted him to the residence of the maize owner.