Machakos man who hacked wife’s hands off in 2016 handed 30-year jail term


Machakos man who hacked wife's hands off in 2016 handed 30-year jail term
Stephen Ngila appears before Machakos Law Courts Senior Resident Magistrate Brenda Bartoo on Tuesday morning for his sentencing. Photo: Citizen Digital

Stephen Ngila, the man who rose to infamy in 2016 after chopping off his wife-Jackline Mwende’s-hands in a family row has been handed a 30-year jail term by a Machakos court.

Mr. Ngila appeared before Machakos Law Courts Senior Resident Magistrate Brenda Bartoo on Tuesday morning for his sentencing.

He has 14-days to appeal the ruling.

Stephen Ngila was charged with attempted murder after the July 25 attack in Machakos town.

Ms Mwende had told the media that her husband had attacked her because she had reportedly failed to bear him children.

This was despite several tests showing that it was her husband who had reproductive issues.

He had severally refused to appear for treatment that had been prescribed.

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