In Summary
  • The man was accused of robbing his neighbour Sh350 armed with swords and clubs robbed
  • Five witnesses testified and linked Paul Cheruiyot Koech to the incident
  • He has 14 days to appeal

A Nakuru court has sentenced to death 29-year-old man for robbing his neighbour Sh350 while armed with dangerous weapons.

Senior Principal Magistrate Judicaster Nthuku on Tuesday sentenced Mr Paul Cheruiyot Koech to death after he was found guilty of robbery with violence.

Mr Koech was charged that jointly with others not before court, armed with swords and clubs robbed Mr Peter Ng’etich Kipkurui.

They also made away with his Techno Mobile phone at Ndavimbi Trading Centre in Njoro, Nakuru County.

The court heard that the accused wounded the complainant on his stomach during the incident on April 16, 2013.

Ms Nthuku, while delivering judgment said the evidence produced before court had proved beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Koech had committed the offence.

“There is only one sentence for a person who robs another and I therefore sentence the accused person to death,” ruled the magistrate.

WITNESSES

Five witnesses who testified linked Mr Koech to the incident.

The complainant narrated to court how the accused waylaid him at around 7p.m., confronted him and demanded that he gives him all the money he had.

The court heard that Mr Ng’etich who was on his way home from his neighbour met the accused in the company of two others who were armed with dangerous weapons.

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