Man gets 30 year jail term for clobbering neighbour to death 

A man who clobbered his neighbour to death for allegedly abusing him has been jailed for 30 years by the Siaya high court.

George Mukoya Ng’ong’a, 43 years, was sent to jail by Siaya resident judge, Justice Roselyn Aburili for the murder of Michael Ohanya mid last year.

He was accused that on July 11, 2021 at Osumba village in Randago sub location within Siaya County, he murdered the deceased.

The prosecution witness Erick Owino Odipo who is the deceased’s brother told the court how, on the material night, he received a call from his mother that Ohanya had been assaulted and could not walk.

Odipo said that he looked for a motorcycle and rushed to the scene where he found his brother in a serious condition.

He told the court that though the deceased could not walk, he told him that he was passing on a road next to the home of the accused when Mukoya emerged with a club and descended on him.

Odipo said that his brother had injuries on his head, ears and knees and difficulty in talking.

The witness narrated to the court that he went to the accused’s home to inquire why he had to assault his brother and Mukoya told him that he did so as a punishment to the deceased who allegedly had formed a habit of hurling abuse at him.

Odipo said that he, together with other cousins and villagers, made arrangements to take Ohanya to hospital but he succumbed to the injuries mid-way, forcing them to report the matter to the police.

In her judgement, Lady Justice Aburili ruled that the 30-year sentence would be calculated from the date the accused was arrested by the police on July12, 2021.



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