The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Second Death Sentence for Embu Robber

A robbery with violence suspect who was last year sentenced to hang was yesterday condemned to hang for the second time over another robbery incident Senior Principal magistrate Paul Biwott yesterday sentenced David Njeru Kibutu to hang for violently robbing David Mugereki Njeri of Sh459,328 at Kwa Marum area in Embu West District on August 27, 2010.

Three other suspected colleagues were however acquitted of the charge after Biwott ruled that prosecution did not prove charges against them. Kennedy Maluki, David Kimunye, David Kibutu were acquitted of charges of violently robbing David Mugereki Njeri at Kwa Marum area in Mbeti North on August 27, 2010.

Ngare was convicted of charges of being found with a mobile phone believed to have been stolen from another victim described as Muthee during the robbery.

Biwot said prosecution witnesses did not prove a strong case against the three and contradicted each other over the three's involvement in the robbery. Ngare was last year sentenced to hang after he was found guilty of violently robbing another victim.

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