A bus driver and his conductor have been sentenced to death for stripping and robbing a woman in a Githurai bound bus.
Bus driver Nicholas Mwangi, conductor Meshack Mwangi and petrol station attendant Edward Ndung’u were found guilty of robbery with violence and assault by Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
They were handed a death sentence for robbery with violence and 25 years each for sexual assault.
The accused were arrested on November 27, 2014 along Thika Road.
In the judgement, the magistrate ruled that the accused took part in a “senseless and uncouth act that they seemed to enjoy because they were cheering as they stripped the woman.”
The victim had told the court that there were about seven men in the bus and they wanted to rape her but she lied that she is HIV-positive.
She said the video recording was only 59 seconds long but the incident lasted longer.
The charges against them state that on the night of September 19 and 20 at Millenium petrol station in Githurai 44, jointly with others, they robbed a woman identified as H E W (to protect her identity) of Sh10,200, a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone worth Sh27,000, one bottle of perfume, a clutch bag and a make-up kit all amounting to Sh41,700.