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Man handed life sentence for rape and violent robbery

Saturday February 15 2020
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A man who was found guilty of rape and robbery was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Marimanti court. PHOTO | ALEX NJERU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By ALEX NJERU

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.

β€œFor the robbery with violence charge, the accused will serve a life sentence and 10 years for the rape case,” said Mr Nyaga.

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The convict has 14 days to appeal the sentence.

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