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An Eldoret court has sentenced a 32-year-old hawker to serve 15 years in jail for stabbing his wife to death.

Andrew Musaina was found guilty of killing his wife following a family feud. While sentencing him, Justice Olga Sewe said the offence committed was serious and Mr Musaina was lucky not to have gotten a death sentence.

He is alleged to have committed the offence on November 12, 2011 in the outskirt of Kapsabet town. Musaina, a hawker in Eldoret town, said he was remorseful.

 “I am a father of one child whom I sired with the deceased and I would like to be given another chance to reconstruct my life and also reunite with my child,” pleaded Musaina.

Sewe said she had considerd the fact that Musaina was remorseful and had sought forgiveness, and that is why she did not order him jailed for life.


Infant's body found dumped

The body of an  infant was yesterday morning found dumped by the side of the busy Kitale-Webuye road. Traffic flow was affected near Grassland chief‘s office when motorists stopped to view the body. It was wrapped in a towel and packed inside a box.

 It was discovered by a boda boda rider who was heading to Kitale town to drop a customer at around 7am. “I was headed to Kitale from Birunda when I spotted the box. I was shocked to find the  body of the infant inside,” said the rider.

Police later arrived to collect the body and take it to the morgue. Trans-Nzoia County Commander said investigations into the incident have been started. “We will arrest the person responsible,” said Ali.