A man who was found guilty of rape and violent robbery was on Friday sentenced to life in prison by a Tharaka-Nithi court.
Ayub Kimathi Kagembe, 28, was accused of attacking and raping a woman in her house in Kamatungu, Tharaka South on May 29, 2019
Investigators said Kimanthi was wielding a panga during the attack.
The court heard that after sexually assaulting the woman, Kimanthi stole a gas cylinder, a flash disk, two mobile phones and Sh200.
Delivering the judgement, Marimanti Resident Magistrate Stephen Nyaga said he was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the accused had committed the offences.
“For the robbery with violence charge, the accused will serve a life sentence and 10 years for the rape case,” said Mr Nyaga.
The convict has 14 days to appeal the sentence.