Hassan Mwanyoha, Matuga Member of Parliament son was on Tuesday sentenced to death after he was found guilty of robbing a tourist with violence.
Mafanikio Mwanyoha was charged before Kwale court a case that was reported after the accused attacked a polish tourist, Peter Schadowsky, in Diani Kwale county.
The MP’s son was sentenced together with his accomplice Ali Hussein was also accused of threatening the tourist from Poland after stealing an LG mobile, five credit cards,and a company ID card while armed with a knife.
The two were not represented by a lawyer and hence found guilty. While delivering the ruling that lasted less than 20 minutes, Maundu told a packed court room that the prosecution had presented enough evidence against the suspects.
“This court has no discretion on this matter and therefore the (death) sentence is mandatory. I therefore sentence each accused to death as prescribed by law,”
On the hearing of Mafanikio ‘s case, the MP’s family was absent and are said to have abandoned their son who has been in custody since his arrest in August 2015.