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May 31, 2024

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Robbery with violence is a capital offence in Kenya, which attracts the maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

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Kibera man sentenced to death for stealing phone

Kibera man sentenced to death for stealing phone

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Kibera law court on Thursday sentenced  Samuel Macharia Muthoni alias Samido Macharia for violently robbing Geoffrey Omweri Ontita a mobile phone valued at Sh 23, 725 on January 8, 2024.

According to the Office of the Director of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) the accused and others not in court attacked Omweri as he opened a shop where he works as an attendant and demanded that he surrenders his phone.

“He resisted, and they began hitting him with strikes and kicks. One of the men struck him with a beer bottle on the right side of his face above the eye, and he began bleeding,” ODPP said.

The men also reportedly attacked Omweri’s colleague and robbed him off his phone as well. The victims identified Samido, who operates a bar near their shop as one of the attackers.

Robbery with violence is a capital offence in Kenya, which attracts the maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

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