Amid a row of men killing their spouses, a Vihiga man has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment after killing his wife over a Sh200 argument.
Nicholas Kimaru Kemboi, 28, was convicted for strangling Sylvia Monyani, 19, to death on February 12, 2012, at their Kapsoya home in Hamisi sub-county, Vihiga County.
High Court Judge William Musyoka ruled the term, saying that he is teaching the accused a lesson that crime does not pay.
The court heard that the accused killed his wife following an argument over her spending Sh200.
A witness quoted Mr Kemboi after the murder, saying that he has ‘done what his parents had told him to do’. Kemboi further threatened the witness, Milton Nyonyi who is a friend to the couple, that he would kill him as well if he told anyone.
Mr Nyonyi still reported the case anyway, bearing testimony against the suspect in court.
“From the records, I cast no shadow of doubt on Nyonyi’s testimony. Allegation by the accused that the witness lied to the court is not supported by any evidence. Since the accused is the last person to be seen with (Monyani) while alive, he is the one who knows how she died,” Judge Musyoka ruled.
Kimaru was given 14 days to appeal.