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Tett’s son loses bid to overturn death sentence

The foster son of a former Assistant Minister has lost his bid to overturn a death sentence handed to him two years ago.

His appeal was thrown out on Tuesday by High Court judge Justice James Wakiaga.

David Tett was adopted by his aunty Betty Tett after the death of his mother. He was convicted for violently robbing his foster father William Tett in their Karen home in 2014.

The death sentence was handed by  former Chief Magistrate Kiarie Waweru Kiarie.

Justice Wakiaga in rejecting the appeal on Tuesday said, “ the trial court had properly addressed itself to the evidence tendered before it and arrived at a legal conviction.”

“The appellant was properly identified by prosecution witnesses who said he was in the company of two other robbers who accosted William Tett at their Karen home,” Justice Wakiaga ruled.

During the robbery incident, two of the robbery suspects were killed by police who were called in during the attack.

The judge dismissed David Tett’s contention that he was framed by his parents, saying “ they had no reason to fix him.”

“ All the tenets of good prosecution were observed and met during the trial of the accused in the lower court. He was properly tried and a verdict passed,” ruled Justice Wakiaga.

Lawyer Meshack Omar for the appellant said he will challenge the judgement in the Court of Appeal.

The judge directed that David Tett be supplied with all the court records to pursue his second appeal before the Court of Appeal .

Mr Tett was charged with violently robbing William Macready Tett of sh1,000, credit cards and a mobile phone all valued at Sh157,000 at their Karen home on September 6, 2011.

He is said to have committed the offence while armed with a revolver and a knife.