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Man sentenced to death for raping, killing 5 year old

15 February 2016, 22:40

Nairobi - A man has been handed a death sentence after he was found guilty of raping and killing a five-year-old girl.

The Daily Nation reports that High Court Judge Justice Martin Muya passed the sentence against John Mwanzo, 42 on Monday after he was found guilty of the offence he committed on December 12, 2012.

In sentencing him, Justice Muya said: “The court has taken into consideration mitigation adduced by the accused; the court also has in mind that you defiled and killed a minor, and you do not expect this court to have mercy on you," the judge is quoted as saying.

" You were convicted of murder, which is punishable by death, the court therefore passes a death sentence on you according to the law.”

Defence lawyer Philip Muganda vowed to appeal against the judgement and asked Justice Muya to stay the death sentence.

Read alsoPolicemen jailed 7 years for killing Kwale girl

Murder in Kenya is punishable by the death sentence.

The sentence comes just hours after another court sent two policemen to jail for the killing of a girl in a botched security operation.

Capital News reported that Inspector Veronica Gitahi and Constable Issa Mzee were jailed 7 years  for killing 14-year old Kwekwe Mwandaza when they raided her family home.

The court however rejected a request that the two officers compensate her family.

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