• May 22, 2024
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Former MCA handed 30-year jail term

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By Peter Ochieng

A former Member of the County Assembly (MCA) has been handed a 30-year jail term.

Former Riruta Ward MCA Samuel Ndung’u Njoroge was handed the jail term, after being found guilty of killing his ex-wife. He was convicted alongside two others, who were also handed the same sentence.

The two are Joyce Mungai and Wilson Mwangi. The trio were found guilty of the murder of Lucy Njambi Nyagiko.

She died on January 26, 2018 while undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), after allegedly being raped and doused with acid by people who kidnapped her from her house at Thindigua, along Kiambu road on January 24, 2018.

The ruling was delivered by Kiambu High Court Judge Joel Ngugi on Friday.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP), in a statement welcomed the ruling.

“Justice Ngugi stated that the accused persons brutally murdered the deceased Lucy Njambi Nyagiko who was not yet 25 years old. While delivering the sentence, the judge further stated that the act of the accused persons was an extreme act of domestic violence and femicide carried out in the most brutish and sadistic ways.”

The three have 14 days to appeal.

Meanwhile, a Bomet court on Friday allowed police 14 days to hold seven suspects linked to a gang-rape incident. The incident which has been widely condemned was captured in a viral video.

The suspects were arrested on Thursday, after the video was shared online. The disgusting incident reportedly happened in December, 2023.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officer Jefferson Mwithi had applied to have the suspects detained further, a request that was granted by Bomet Law Courts Resident Magistrate Mbeti Michuki.

Bomet Girl Guide Association Chairperson Dorine Chepkirui has urged relevant government agencies, to ensure that the suspects face the full force of the law.

The suspects will be charged with rape. Former Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Bomet chapter Chairperson Sally Kirui, has also spoken strongly against the incidence.

She said what the survivor went through in the hands of the suspects is a pointer that the society has lost its human values.

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