Two Makueni men sentenced to 5-year jail term for stealing goat

By KNA On Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 21:07 | < 1 min read
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A Makueni court has sentenced two men to five years in prison each for stealing a he- goat which belonged to one Marietta Kakewa.

Appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate George Sagero, the two, Sammy Matata (29) and Muoki Musyoka (23) were found guilty of jointly stealing the goat valued at Ksh8,000 on the midnight of May 3 in Kathonzweni area.

According to the charge sheet Matata is also faced with a second charge of handling stolen property whereby he received the goat from Musyoka knowing that it had been stolen.

James Kihara, the lead prosecutor asked the court for a harsh sentence to deter others from committing such offenses which he said are rampant in the area.

“Cases of livestock theft have been very rampant in the area and a harsh sentence for the accused will serve as a lesson to others,” Kihara said.

In the same court a man was sentenced to serve three years in jail for threatening to kill his mother.

The court found Harold Wambua guilty of threatening to kill his mother, Jacinta Mumbua on October 31, 2020 at Kavaati village, Makueni Sub County. He allegedly made the threats after the mother declined to give him money.

The prosecution told the court that Wambua was a repeat offender with a previous criminal record.

He had earlier denied that Mumbua was his mother, forcing the court to conduct a DNA test that revealed she was indeed the biological mother.

The three convicts were reminded of their right to appeal the sentences within a fortnight if dissatisfied.

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