13 March 2019 :
Two former employees of a former prominent Nakuru businessman Said Abdalla Azubedi who were sentenced to death for robbing him have been finally freed after spending 17 years in jail, the Daily Nation reported on 12 March 2019.
The two, Lenyesio Lekupe and Bernard Lecherono, who were guards at Mr Abdalla’s compound were serving the sentence after they were found guilty of attacking and robbing their boss of Sh600 on the night of December 16, 2002 in Bondeni Estate, Nakuru County.
Lekupe and Lecherono, while armed with clubs and swords clobbered Mr Abdalla after cornering him at his gate as he returned home from work and injured him.
They also beat up their fellow guard who tried to defend his boss before they robbed him Sh600 and made away with other valuables.
But Justice Joel Ngugi gave them a second chance in life after he considered their application for re-sentencing.
He substituted their death sentence to a prison sentence equal to the time they have been in custody.
In his ruling, the judge noted that the two have already served sufficient punishment for the mistake they did and have been adequately rehabilitated.