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Convict demands for death sentence in robbery case

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A convicted robbery suspect stunned a Nakuru court after he demanded to be sentenced to death.

Julius Magonjo Shunyanjui, who had earlier appealed against a 20 year sentence imposed by a lower court, said that his conviction needed to be enhanced.

The convict who is serving the sentence at Nakuru GK prison had appeared before Justice Maureen Odero for hearing of his appeal.

Shinyanjui who appeared composed and unperturbed however shocked the court when he made the demand that he should be sentenced to death rather than serve the 20 year jail term.

The convict, who is represented by lawyer Maragia Ogaro maintained that he was in good frame of mind and knew what he was saying.

His equally surprised lawyer looked on as Shinyanjui addressed the court.

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Justice Odero, deferred the case to 6th of February next year to enable the convict to undergo a mental assessment to establish his mental status before the appeal case can proceed.

In the case against him, Shinyanjui was convicted of breaking into the home of one of his neighbours identified as John on 23rd September 2013 at Turi Market in Molo Sub County.

He was accused of stealing two phones and a HP laptop, all valued at sh90, 000 while armed with crude weapons.

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