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Wife battery gets a man 3 years

26 July 2012, 13:30 James Kabotia

The Nanyuki Senior Resident Magistrate has sentenced a man to three years imprisonment for maiming his wife badly.

Leine Lengangiro faced three counts of grievous harm and assault causing actual bodily harm respectively.

Lengangiro was before magistrate Caroline Obara where he pleaded guilty that on 6th March 2012 at Ereri Village, Segera Location in Laikipia East District, unlawfully assaulted and did grievous harm to Meritei Lemanyas.

While testifying in court, the Nanyuki District Hospital clinical officer Joseph Kangogo said that the P3 for indicated that the complainant was assaulted on 6th March 2012 at 1am.

Kangogo also told the court that Lengangiro’s wife had deep cuts on the upper and lower limbs and on the neck. He also said that she had a 13centimeter healthy scar around the knee joint.

The clinical officer further continued that Lemanyas was admitted at Segera Hospital for two weeks then referred to Nanyuki District Hospital.

In mitigation, Lengangiro told the court that he has a herd of sheep which have now gone astray since no one is looking after them. He also said that he is an old man and has children who depend on him, hence, pleaded for leniency. 

Obara noted his mitigation but said that his offense was serious and that the offender is liable to life imprisonment.

She added that the accused harmed his own wife aged 45 years, a person he is supposed to protect.

While convicting him, she noted that domestic violence is prevalent in Kenya and therefore, opted to send him to 3 years imprisonment in order to deter other would be offenders.

Obara also gave him 14 days to appeal.

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