According to news reaching our newsrooms, a Kenya butcher man who sells meat in Kawangware has been jailed for 3 years. This is because he stabbed his friend to death while in a Nyeri bar over a lady. The High court of Nyeri found Mr. Moses Muchiri Maina, 28, guilty of manslaughter though with a lesser offence since he was not intending to kill.
Probably, Justice Teresiah Matheka stated that Muchiri committed the offence under the influence of alcohol. Again, the deceased Samuel Muchungi Njoroge alias Kigumo was his friend. The deceased was stabbed on the chest after an altercation over a woman while drinking. According to reports, Moses muchiri owns a butcher and a vegetables canteen in Kawangware centre in Nairobi county.
The postmortem findings revealed that the deceased succumbed to the stab wound which caused his lungs to cease functioning. However, the lady who was the centre of the love triangle did not appear in court to testify.
In other reports by probation officer Moses Muchuku, it was found that Mr Muchiri no longer takes alcohol following the incident.
“The family of the victim declined to participate in the sentencing process by refusing to be interviewed for the victim impact statement. The report indicated that he (victim’s father) was very bitter and whatever he was being asked to do would not bring back his child,” said the judge.
And finally, the judge ordered Mr Muchiri, and the probation officer, to find Muchungi’s family so that he can apologize.