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A Kibera court has jailed a man accused of robbing two people phones and other valuable in Kilimani to 45 years in jail.

A Kibera court has jailed a man accused of robbing two people phones and other valuable in Kilimani to 45 years in jail.

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Joseph Kamau Chege was jailed by Kibera Principal Magistrate Renee Kitagwa after the prosecution called a total of five witnesses who testified in the case.

He is accused of committing the offence on June 9, 2021 at about 2100 hours along Kilimani road in Kilimani area within Nairobi County, Jointly with others not before the court.

He was charged with robbing Esther Wambui Juma, a mobile phone Sh 45 000, cash Sh 2000, a national identity card at gun point.

While reading her sentence, the magistrate noted that the accused person was well identified and the offence of robbery with violence was well  proved.

“The question of identification was proved and the prosecution successfully proved the case against the accused person, I have considered both the prosecution and the defense evidence and mitigation and he is hereby sentenced to 45 years in jail,” ruled the magistrate.

“ It was at  2100 hours  at around and I was going home accompanied by my colleague who was a chef and upon reaching  at a certain tower we were stopped by a motorcycle  that blocked our way and in front of us, two people a lightened and one left with the rider,” she told the court.

She testified that one of the two men approached her and ordered her to lie on the ground and face her head on the floor.

“ One man forced me to lie down and face my head on the floor; I gave him my phone, money and bag, at the moment he withdraw  a small gun from his jacket, corked it and pointed it on me and threatened to shoot me,” he told Senior Principal Magistrate Renee Kitagwa.

The complainant told the court that the accused person stole her phone which she had hid alongside her handkerchief.

“He stole my phone which was approximately 48,000 and some Sh 2000, my National ID and another small phone which I recovered later,” she told the court.

The complainant  told the court that later the accused person went straight and attacked her colleague whom they were walking back home with.

“The man after he was done with me went and attacked colleague and stole all his items,” she said.

The events took a different turns after the accused person and his accomplice were knocked down by another motorcycle.

“ After they robbed us our items and left, a certain man who was standing at the traffic lights called us and informed us that the said thieves had been knocked down by a motorcycle we rushed their  recovered some of our items and called the police,” she said.

They accused person was among the arrested person and was later arraigned.

In court he said that he was a victim of lost identity. He denied the charges and was released on bond. During the trial he told the court that the offence was a plot to get him in jail.

The prosecution evidence however overwhelmed him.

While sentencing him the magistrate noted that the accused person was well identified and he committed the offence.

He gave him 14 days to appeal when he wished to do so.

 

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