Nyeri: Woman jailed for 30 years over bhang worth Ksh.2,000


Nyeri: Woman jailed for 30 years over bhang worth Ksh.2,000
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A Nyeri court on Wednesday sentenced a woman to 30 years in jail after she was found guilty of trafficking bhang worth Ksh.2,820.

The accused; Rose Wanjiru, was convicted by Nyeri Principal Magistrate Harrison Adika to serve time behind bars without an option of fine.

Wanjiru is said to have committed the offence in 2014 and was found guilty after being positively identified by the key witnesses who included in two administrators.

The magistrate ruled that the prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.

Meanwhile, a man who attempted to kill his wife using a machete was also handed a 30-year sentence by the same court.

Principal Magistrate Harrison Adika ruled that the accused; Edward Njoroge, should not be allowed back to the family and the wife he attempted to eliminate.

Njoroge is said to have attacked his 32-year-old wife on April 3, 2018 at their Mitero village home in Endarasha Kieni West sub-county leaving her with severe cuts on the head, face and hands.

Njoroge is said to have escaped to unknown destination and was arrested later by police officers who traced him to his hide out.

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