Homa Bay: Man to spend 20 years in jail for killing expectant wife
- The deceased was seven months pregnant.
- She had multiple bruises on the upper and lower limbs, injuries on the uterus and on the back of her head.
- The accused denied the charges but Lady Justice Helen Omondi handed him 20 years in prison.
A middle-aged man has been jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of murdering his expectant wife in Rachuonyo, Homa Bay County.
The accused, Geoffrey Otieno Olero, was charged with killing his wife Linda Achieng Olero in their home on January 18, 2017 following a disagreement.
The Homa Bay High Court heard that after the accused killed Achieng, he fled to his uncle’s home in Rachuonyo South Sub-County.
Otieno’s uncle, Felix Ochieng’ Ongae who appeared before court as one of five witnesses, told the court that on learning about the murder, he reported to the police who arrested him.
According to the postmortem report presented before the court, the deceased, who was seven months pregnant, had multiple bruises on the upper and lower limbs, injuries on the uterus and on the back of her head.
The accused denied the charges but Lady Justice Helen Omondi, ruling that there was enough evidence to prove that Otieno committed the heinous crime, handed him 20 years in prison.
The judgment was read by Justice Joseph Karanja on behalf of Lady Justice Omondi.
The accused was also given 14 days to appeal the decision.
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