Jane Muthoni, a former School principal who was found liable for killing her husband, Solomon Mbuthi Mwangi, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Muthoni and his co-accused Isaac Ng’anga were both sentenced to 30 years from when they began serving in remand in 2016.
High court judge Joel Ngugi decided that the two had planned the murder after the court heard that it was not the first time the accused was planning for his husband’s demise.
The prosecution had required the two to get life imprisonment but the family prayed for a lighter sentence on May 18, 2021, when Muthoni’s daughter, June Mbithi, expressed that she was the sole provider.
Section 203 and 204 of the Penal Code imposes a mandatory death punishment for individuals convicted for murder however the Muruatetu precedent permitted judges to deviate from the mandatory death sentence.
Mbuthi noticed that she and her siblings had faced difficult moments since her mother went into remand.
“We as a whole need justice for my dad. He was my dearest friend yet the absence of my parents has been so difficult for my siblings and I for the last 5 years. We request the court to show kindness toward my mum.”
“I realize it can’t be undone however we don’t have anybody we can completely depend on. All that time, we have been relying upon third party’s like family members and friends,” she had argued.
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