Nairobi, 11 November, 2021 / 9:35 pm (ACI Africa).
A Kenyan court has sentenced the man who confessed to have killed a Catholic Priest in the East African country to 30 years in prison.
Michael Muthinji Mutunga who pleaded guilty of the murder before Embu Resident judge Lucy Njuguna, said that he stabbed Fr. Michael Kyengo to death in October 2019, alleging that the Priest who served at Thatha Parish in Kenya’s Machakos Diocese had sexually molested him several times.
Mr. Mutunga had denied the charge when he first appeared in court in 2019.
“I find the circumstances under which this offence was committed called for a severe sentence. I sentence the first accused person 30 years in prison,” Judge Njuguna said in her Thursday, November 11 verdict, and added that there was no justification for the suspect’s action.
Judge Njuguna said that Mr. Mutunga had the responsibility of using the available legal means to seek justice rather than taking the matter into his own hands.