Former Moi Girls student gets 5-year jail term for killing 10 colleagues in 2017 school fire incident

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 24 Feb, 2022 15:44 | < 1 min read
NTSA employee sentenced for bribery
Court Gavel. PHOTO/Internet

Former Moi Girls student who was found guilty of killing 10 students in a 2017 fire tragedy at the school has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.

Justice Stella Mutuku sentenced the student to serve 5 years in each of the 10 manslaughter charges she was found guilty of but will run concurrently meaning she will only serve 5 years.

The judge declined to impose a non-custodial sentence to the convict saying the offence of manslaughter is a serious one that calls for a custodial sentence.

While passing the sentence, Justice Mutuku noted that she took into consideration the impact statement of the parents of the victims and the probation officers' report, the girl's mitigation and the sentence policies guidelines.

The judge states that no amount of punishment would serve for the lasting impact of the loss to the families of the 10 students.

The judge said that the sentence imposed against the former student is calculated from December 21 last year when she was found guilty of the offences.

After the sentencing, parents termed it lenient saying they hoped she would be handed down a stiffer penalty for the offence she faced.

They said they leave with the memories of the departed innocent souls to date.