Court re­jects ap­peal by farmer in life sen­tence

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - COUNTY - — Joseph Wangui

A dairy farmer who at­tacked his wife and mother-in-law with a panga will spend the rest of his life in jail af­ter an Ap­pel­late court re­jected his ap­peal to over­turn the sen­tence. Gil­bert Mukundi Rubarua com­mit­ted the of­fence on Au­gust 6, 2010 at Makan­dune vil­lage in Meru County, fol­low­ing a dis­pute with his wife Nor­line Ki­rak­ito on claims that she had tried to poi­son his tea. Judges Phillip Waki, Rose­lyne Nam­buye and Pa­trick Ki­age while at the

Ny­eri Court of Ap­peal said the five pros­e­cu­tion wit­nesses who tes­ti­fied in the mat­ter gave con­vinc­ing ev­i­dence to prove the charge against Rubarua.

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