Mwaniki is alleged to have robbed colleague Sh500
  • A Student is set to hang for theft
  • Gathogo Mwaniki is alleged to have robbed colleague Sh500
  • He told the court he was remorseful and wanted to go back to college

A student who robbed a fellow student and his cousin at knife-point has been sentenced to death.

Gathogo Mwaniki, a student from Nyeri National Polytechnic, was sent to the gallows after the court found him guilty of violently robbing his colleague, Moses Moses Kagiri, of Sh500 and a mobile phone.

Mwaniki was convicted by Nyeri Senior Resident Magistrate Ruth Kefa.

He also faced a second count of robbing Benjamin Kirugumi, a cousin to Kagiri, of a mobile phone.

Kagiri told the court he had gone to meet his cousin, Kirugumi, at a matatu terminus after he arrived from Nairobi at night on January 9, 2016.

The two cousins had decided to walk to Skuta, about two kilometres away, when they were robbed. With the help of the police, the two were able to identify the accused in a nearby pub.

In his mitigation, Mwaniki told the court he was remorseful and wanted to go back to college to continue with studies