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Murderer killed a woman and her three daughters handed death sentence

24 March 2016, 18:32 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - A man who murdered a woman and her three daughters in Bungoma County has been sentenced to death by a Bungoma high court judge.

The court was told that Rasto Wanyama Masinde alias David Alukoye Chesoli 34, slashed to death Agneta Imbaya and her daughters Cynthia, Hilda and Jacinta at Wekelekha village in Kanduyi constituency.

Making a ruling, Judge Ali Aroni said that she was satisfied with the evidence produced in court which showed that Masinde was the main suspect during the murder on the nights of 15/16 April 2014.

“This court is satisfied that after the medical checkup you are fit to stand trial and from the produced evidence and your own mitigation you murdered the diseased persons and I therefore sentence you to death,” she said during the ruling.

Masinde had earlier on during the hearing asked the court not to carry on with any examination on his mental status and instead go ahead and sentence him to death because he got saved after his arrest and his stay in prison and was ready for the human judgment.

However, the court ordered for his mental examination with the doctor who carried out the checkup confirming that he was fit to stand trial.

“Your honour, I know I slashed the diseased persons alone, even my co accused are here in court were mistakenly arrested for no apparent reason, let them free, I am saved and ready for any sentence because I have been forgiven by God, you can go ahead and place a death sentence on me because I deserve to die,” he told the packed and shocked court.

During the ruling the prosecution side was led by Faith Koech while the court assistant was Mr.Gilbert Wayong’o.

However, the hearing of the other four suspects believed to be Masinde’s accomplices, George Nabikoto, Edwin Wanjala, Rodgers Okoto and Peter Oriri will continue as planned on 23rd May 2016.

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