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Peter Mwangi Kaniga v. Republic

(1994) JELR 94919 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Criminal Appeal 17 of 1994  •  27 Sep 1994  •  Kenya

Philip Kiptoo Tunoi, Richard Otieno Kwach, Mathew Guy Muli



The appellant was convicted of robbery contrary to section 296(1) of the Penal Code and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment plus 5 strokes of the cane followed by 5 years police supervision. His appeal to the Superior Court against both conviction and sentence was dismissed by Tanui J on 6th November, 1992 and he now brings this second appeal.

The appellant has raised a number of complaints including an allegation of being framed by the police, but this being a second appeal, he can only raise issues of law. The only issue of law available to the appellant is one of identification. As to this, the circumstances of identification were favourable and free from possibility of error. There was light and the appellant had no front upper teeth which was easily noticed by Paul Kariuki Mwangi (P.W.2), whom the appellant attached as he was counting money on a table.

The appellant was properly identified and there can be no doubt that the conviction was proper. In the circumsta…

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