Matuga MP speaks out after Kwale court sentenced son to death

Matuga MP speaks out after Kwale court sentenced son to death

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Matuga Member of Parliament Hassan Mwanyoha at a past function. His son has been sentenced to death by a Kwale court. PHOTO: BARAKA FM

Kwale, KENYA: Matuga Mp Hassan Mwanyoha has said he has no choice but to respect the courts verdict to hang his son for robbery with violence charges.

Fani Hussein Mwanyoha with Ali Hassan Hussein were convicted by a Kwale court last week for robbing Polish tourist Peter Schadowsky while armed with a knife.

“The court gave its verdict and so we just accepted. However, we cannot tell whether he is guilty or not”,he said.

Mwanyoha said his son insists he is innocent of the charges.

However, Mwanyoha says the family has already appealed the verdict.

“He has denied committing the crime.We don’t have anything to add on that.We are waiting for the outcome of our appeal,” he added.

They were found guilty of stealing a bag, an LG mobile phone a pair of spectacles, a company ID card and five credit cards; all valued at Sh 14,625 on August 19 last year at Diani .

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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 a rifle.

The two were also found guilty of handling stolen properties.

Additional information by George Otieno