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UPDATE: Githurai matatu crew to hang for stripping, robbing female passenger

Three men accused of stripping and robbing a female passenger inside a Githurai bound bus close to three years ago, have been sentenced to death.

Nicholas Mwangi, a bus driver, his conductor Meshack Mwangi, and Edward Ndung’u, a pump attendant, were found guilty of robbery with violence by Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.

The three had been charged with robbery with violence and assault.

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 make-up kit all amounting to Sh41,700.

They further faced a charge of sexually assaulting the victim in the incident caused an uproar after a video of the act was circulated on social media.