Kenya put the clock back somewhat in 1972 with new legislation that introduced the death penalty for robbery. It was not used until Friday, November 21st, 1975, when Peter Mwainaina and Katana Mundu were hanged for threatening a man with a machete and stealing his watch, shoes, and £16 cash.

They were executed together at Nairobi Central Prison. Although capital punishment is mandatory for robbery in Kenya, no other executions have taken place in the country since 1987.