Man to serve three years for killing friend over wife
Plea-bargainAbukhasia pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a successful plea-bargain agreement with the State. The court was told that the two were good friends and that on the material day, Luvonga had escorted Abukhasia to his church for night prayers at around 8pm. On returning home later in the night, the father of one was surprised to find his friend in bed with his wife. The court heard that Luvonga was armed with a machete but he was overpowered and instead received a cut in the head. People who were attracted by the commotion rushed Luvonga to Shamberere Health Centre but he died while undergoing treatment.
RemorsefulThrough lawyer Oscar Munyendo, the accused, in mitigation, said he was remorseful and that he acted under extreme provocation. He submitted that he was a young man with a young family, adding that he was a first time offender. Justice Njagi stated that a pre-sentencing report by the probation office, which recommended for a non-custodial sentence, was favourable to the accused. He ordered Kakamega Probation Office to supervise the sentence.
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