Makueni Member of Parliament Daniel Maanzo talking to journalist outside a court room at Milimani law courts after he informed the court that he had forgiven the man accused of violently robbing him last year in Nairobi Lang’ata estate.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Makueni Member of Parliament Daniel Maanzo on Wednesday told the court that he had forgiven the man accused of violently robbing him last year in Nairobi Lang’ata estate.
While withdrawing a case against Samuel Otieno, the MP told Senior Principal Magistrate Charity Oluoch that he was guided by the spirit of forgiveness in withdrawing the case against the accused.
“I am aware once the matter is withdrawn from the court it cannot be brought back to the court. The accused person spared my life and I also wish to spare his. He has not compelled me to withdraw the case, I have been guided by the spirit of forgiveness,” he said.
Maanzo stated that he had deliberated the matter with his family after his wife phone went missing and was found with the accused and decided to forgive him.
The Prosecution also withdrew the two other counts and an alternative charge after the other two complainants withdrew the case.
Samuel Otieno alias Tabuley was charged on February 19 2014 with robbery with violence contrary to the law
The court heard that the accused jointly with others not before the court armed with dangerous weapons namely a pistol ,rungu’s and panga’s robbed Daniel Maanzo sh 10,000,one Ipad ,Elder of the burning spear Decoration Gold ,pentax Digital Camera and spare keys from his various cars.
He was also charged with two other counts of robbing with violence Catherine Mutheu and Patricia Ndunge.
The court granted the application and discharged the accused.