Man who raped, murdered granny to serve 22 years in jail
Mouth stuffedHer body had been covered with a blanket and her mouth stuffed with pieces of mattress. Immediately after the findings, Misiko went missing and only reappeared five days later during the burial where he was arrested. Officers who were called to the scene collected the body and took it to Kakamega County Referral Hospital where autopsy was conducted by Kakamega’s Chief Pathologist Dixon Mchana. In his mitigation, Misiko sought for leniency, saying he is remorseful and that he is a first time offender. The trial judge said it was surprising that the accused had failed to participate in the search that he vanished after the body was recovered only to re-appear during the burial. He maintained that being the one who used to live with the elderly woman, the buck stopped with him to explain how she mysteriously disappeared. “I have considered the sentencing principles. Though the accused murdered a defenseless old woman, I don’t think death penalty is warranted in the circumstances. A prison term would serve the interests of justice,” said Justice Njagi. “The sentence meted out must be commensurate with the gravity of the offence he committed. I sentence him to 22 years in jail,” he added before granting Misiko 14 days to lodge an appeal.
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