Man to spend 35yrs in jail for raping 80-year-old woman


Man to spend 35yrs in jail for raping 80-year-old woman

A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of robbing and raping an 80-year-old woman in Uasin Gishu County.

The accused; Benjamin Kiprop Kiplagat, is said to have committed the offence on July 7, 2017.

The court heard that Kiplagat broke into the woman’s house armed with a knife, threatened the woman before raping her. He then allegedly stole a mobile phone and Ksh.25,000 from the elderly woman.

Delivering the judgement, Eldoret Senior Principal Magistrate Richard Odenyo ruled that the court was satisfied with the evidence against the accused.

The magistrate handed the accused 20 years behind bars for robbery and 15 years for the offence of rape.

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