Kwale, KENYA: Matuga Member of Parliament’s son together with an accomplice were on Tuesday sentenced to death by a Kwale court after being found guilty of robbery with violence offence.
Fani Hussein Mwanyoha with Ali Hassan Hussein were convicted of robbing Polish tourist Peter Schadowsky while armed with a knife.
They were accused of stealing a bag, an LG mobile phone a pair of spectacles, a company ID card and five credit cards; all valued at Sh14,625 on August 19 last year at Diani .
The two were also convicted of robbing Stephen Kiarie two mobile phones and an i-phone all valued at Sh 177,000 on May 30, 2015 at Neptune village along Diani beach while armed with Pangas, Knives, and riffle.
The accused persons were also found guilty of handling stolen properties.
The senior resident Magistrate Mr.Cosmas Maundu said that the court had apprehended the case where the same accused persons were charged with the same offence and the prosecution had proved the suspects guilty; therefore leaving no choice but to convict them.
Mr.Maundu said that the court had no discretion on the matter and therefore the death sentence was mandatory.
The two accused persons were given time to make a plea and Hassan Mwanyoha urged the court to forgive him;saying he was innocent, while his co-accused asked the court to decide his fate.
The two who were not represented by any family members, also had no lawyer when the judgment was being read.
They were given 14 days to appeal.