14 years in jail for woman who strangled husband to death

for Tv47 Digital February 10, 2022, 02:06 PM
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Maureen Chebet, woman accused of strangling her husband to death has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

She was accused of killing Elias Kipchirchir Yego by strangulation on February 17, 2018, in Kapsabet, Nandi county.

Her murder charge was reduced to manslaughter after entering a plea bargain agreement with the prosecution that recommended  she be charged with manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years.

Delivering the judgement at Kapsabet Law Courts, Justice Reuben Nyakundi sentenced her to 15 years.

"This court finds that the accused person must be made to take full responsibility for her actions. The accused person must learn how to tame her emotions to avoid inflicting harm on others," said Justice Nyakundi.

Chebet's sentence reduced to 14 years

The court considered that she had been in custody since March 8, 2018 hence Justice Nyakundi reduced the sentence to 14 years sating the offence was great and there could be no mitigating factors.

The couple is alleged to have been cohabiting and Chebet's quarrels with the victim would often attract the attention of neighbors.

On that fateful night, the two argued and assaulted each other, leading to the unfortunate death of the deceased.

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