I want peace with my accuser: Ex-convict
SEE ALSO :Man admits he defiled 12-year-old girlHe told the congregation he had forgiven his accuser and wanted to make peace with him despite the fact that he had fabricated a lie against him. Momanyi insisted he was set up because of a land dispute with his neighbour. "I was jailed over trumped-up charges. It was a set up, well choreographed to convince the court I had committed the offence. But I have emerged from prison victorious," he said. Momanyi unsuccessfully appealed the sentence. "Being a Christian, I did not trouble myself with many questions when I was sent to jail," said Momanyi.
SEE ALSO :Sex pest to spend life in jailWest Mugirango chief Livingston Mabuka, who was among those who received Momanyi back home, said he did not know where Momanyi's accuser disappeared. But he lauded Momanyi for forgiving the man. Homecoming party Ms Damarice Bosibori, who represented the Prisons Department during the homecoming said: "From the day he was received in Kodiaga Prison in Kisumu, Momanyi has been enjoying preferential treatment because of his good conduct. This made him earn the highest rank as a trustee prisoner." "Momanyi was one of the few prisoners who was never reported to the prisons authorities for misconduct," said Bosibori. Momanyi's wife Mbula and children were overcome with emotions when he arrived home.
SEE ALSO :Sex education will stem teen pregnancies"Life has not been easy for us, but we thank God who has been our ever present help. Our children have been able to go to school even in his absence," said Mbula. Moraa, Momanyi's first born, was only seven when her father was jailed, while her brother was four. Moraa and Steve said it had been tough for them; being away from their father for 12 years. Momanyi left prison with 10 certificates in various courses; a diploma in Counselling and Bible Studies and certificates in food preparation and tailoring among others. Before he was sent to jail, Momanyi was a bursar at Nyamaiya Secondary School. He is a Certified Public Accountant, having attained Part Two certification. He is appealing to anyone or company with a job opening to offer him an opportunity.