Moses Dola , the man serving 10-year sentence for killing wife denied medication plea

By Sheila Mutua On Fri, 7 May, 2021 10:59 | < 1 min read
Moses Dola was on October 5, 2018 found guilty of killing Wambui Kabiru, a former reporter at NTV, at their Umoja home on May 1, 2011. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]
Moses Dola was on October 5, 2018 found guilty of killing Wambui Kabiru, a former reporter at NTV, at their Umoja home on May 1, 2011. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]

High Court has declined to order the treatment of Moses Dola Otieno who is serving a 10-year sentence for the murder of his wife a former NTV Journalist Wambui Kabiru.

Justice Jessy Lesiit declined request by Moses Dola to be transferred from Kenyatta National hospital to Mbagathi hospital for treatment saying court has nothing to do with the treatment of inmates, and asked Dola to follow the right procedure at the prison.

Through virtual link, the matter was coming up for mention and fixing hearing dates over an appeal lodged by Moses Dola.

“There is a procedure for that (seeking medication). The court is not the proper channel. You should involve the commissioner at the prison,” Lesiit said.

On October 5, 2018, Dola was found guilty of manslaughter following the death of the NTV journalist. Kabiru was found dead on May 1, 2011, in their house in Umoja estate while Dola went into hiding. He, however, turned himself in at Naivasha police station three days later.

In her ruling, High Court Judge Roselyn Korir who substituted the murder charge with manslaughter, said there was no one else who could explain exactly what happened to Kabiru on that fateful day because they (Kabiru and Dola) were the only people in the bedroom when the incident occurred.

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