Kawangware man gets death sentence over robbery with violence
A man from Kawangware who had been charged with robbery with violence has been convicted to death.
Michael Odhiambo was convicted on Monday by Kibera senior principal magistrate Phillip Mutua after the prosecution proved the case against him.
According to the charge sheet, the accused person had robbed Peter Kenyatta of Sh. 5,000 and a mobile phone worth Sh. 14,000 on December 30, 2015.
He also robbed John Karani and Peter Gichuhi of different amounts of money and mobile phones on the same date.
Several witnesses were called by the prosecution who testified in the case including both the victims who experienced the barbaric act from the accused person.
The accused person denied the wrong doing and pleaded with the court to be lenient on him but the magistrate said that the only way to help him out was to hand him the said death penalty as the offence was serious.
According to the prosecution witness, the accused person blocked the victim’s car and lied that they had knocked down a bodaboda rider in a hit and run accident before and robbed them their items.
He committed the offence with another who was charged before the same court but ran away immediately he was released on bond.
The court heard that the accused person was working closely Stanley Amos Misiko, the co-accused person who is still at large.
The court heard that the accused person asked for gifts from the victims to help them not to be lynched.
They were arrested after a report was made to the police and it was discovered that the accused person was using a hit and ran lies to attack the innocent Kenyans.
In his sentencing the magistrate ruled that the offence of robbery was proved without any reasonable doubt.
Magistrate Philip Mutua convicted him to death and gave him 14 days to appeal if he wished to do so.
“I therefore sentence the accused person to a death sentence and I give him 14 days to appeal if he wishes to do so,” said Mutua.
BY RODGERS ODUOR
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