A middle aged man was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment at a court in Mombasa for murder. According to the judge the man had premeditated to kill his victim who is alleged to have raped his wife.
Vunja Mugala Kirima appearing before Justice Maureen Odero told the court that on January 3rd last year he stabbed to death Andrew Masai Mongo after he raped his wife. In his statement he said he was infuriated by the heinous act and acted out of anger.
However Odero rubbished the testimony saying that it was not substantial since Vunja did not call his wife to attest to his testimony and this created doubts.
Odero also pointed out that Vunja had confided in the assistant chief of Kiwegu village that he was indeed responsible for the death of Masai.
Vunja pleaded with the court for leniency in its judgment since he had a wife and two children who looked up on him. However, Odero sentenced him to 30 years, and he was given 14 days to appeal his sentence.