A mechanic accused of stealing a presidential escort vehicle has been sentenced to death.
Aggrey Odhiambo Achieng was handed the sentence by Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi of Milimani law courts on Wednesday after he was found guilty of robbery with violence.
Odhiambo and four others were charged with stealing a BMW 735 car from Chief Inspector of Police David Machui on August 26th, 2014 in Utawala, Nairobi.
The suspects were armed with an AK 47 rifle and a pistol during the robbery incident, according to the charge sheet.
The court heard that Odhiambo and his co-accused used excessive force on the complainant as they stole the vehicle valued at Sh1.2 million.
Another count was that on August 27th, 2014 at the London estate in Nakuru, in the course of stealing the vehicle, they disposed it of knowing it was stolen or was unlawfully obtained from the government.
The vehicle was recovered on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda three days later in an operation conducted by security officers from Uganda and Kenya.
Two of his co-accused Nelson Topicho Mulati and Robert Mande Ochan have since died while Andrew Young Otieno and Godfrey Ouma Simon were acquitted.
Mulati died under mysterious circumstances along Kangundo Road five months after he was released on a free bond in 2017. Police said his death was from a gun battle.
Ochan, who was a Ugandan and a car dealer, died two years ago in Kampala from what the magistrate said was from natural illness.
Otieno and Simon, who are car dealers in Busia, were acquitted for lack of evidence.