- Before plea taking, the Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina warned the accused of consequences of pleading guilty
- Furthermore magistrate advised the accused person that he was at liberty to seek legal representation of will.
A young man was on Friday charged with robbery with violence at the Milimani Law Courts.
According to the prosecution, Habit Kipkosgei Meli denied the charges of robbing two individuals of a total of ksh. 10,700 in cash and mobile money, and a pair of shoes worth ksh. 7,500.
Before plea taking, the Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina warned the accused of consequences of pleading guilty of the charges as the charge attracts a mandatory death sentence.
“Which language do you understand best? Are you aware of the penalty of the offence you are being charged with? It’s death once you plead guilty it with attract a mandatory death sentence” the magistrate advised.
Furthermore magistrate advised the accused person that he was at liberty to seek legal representation of will.
Freedom of Legal Representation
The magistrate also ordered the accused persons be supplied with copies of documentary evidence to be used against him during the trial.
“You are free to get a lawyer of your choice to represent you during trial, I also direct the prosecution to give you copies of the documentary evidence they will rely on.” The magistrate added.
The fixed the trial date for 5th May when the bond and bail term will be determined.
By Rodgers Oduor