Man sentenced to 210 years in prison
Man sentenced to 210 years in prison.
Eldoret court has sentenced a 55-year-old man to serve a total of 210 years in jail after being found guilty of different criminal acts.
Humphrey Shilisia had been charged alongside his wife Amina Melisi and David Gazemba who was later acquitted of the robbery with violence charges.
The court said there was no evidence linking the two to the same crimes.
Shilitsia was convicted on five counts of robbery with violence and ordered to serve 50 years each for four counts and another 10 years for rape.
Senior Principal Magistrate Naomi Wairimu ordered that the sentence run con-currently, meaning the accused person will serve 50 years in jail.
The first charge against the three accused persons stated that on June 20, 2020 at an estate in Kapseret sub-county, Uasin Gishu county while armed with a panga, robbed Gladys Rotich of ksh6,000.
Shilisia was separately charged with the offence of rape.
The three were further charged that on the same date and place, they robbed with violence Sh19,300, a property of Yulita Mitei.
They were also charged that on the same date and place, they robbed Moses Rotich of ksh76,800 while threatening to use actual violence against the victim.
The accused persons were also charged that on the same day, they robbed Gilbert Murei of Ksh4,800 using violence.
While giving the evidence against Humphrey Shilisia, the complainant, Glady’s Rotich narrated how the attackers stormed into their house at night while wielding a torch.
Transferred Ksh6000 then ordered her husband to go under the bed.
“He then ordered that I go out with him while brandishing a panga on my neck,” she narrated.
In his statement, the first accused person said that on the 20th of July 2020, he woke up to go to his welding job and that on his way back, he stopped to have some music put into his USB.
According to the accused, the officers asked him to take them to his house to carry out a search for a gun and that while in the house, they took a home theatre, TV, and Gas cylinder before arresting his wife.
The second accused, in his defense, told the court that he was charged with the robbery with violence offense after he refused to comply with the arresting officer’s directive to implicate someone else in the matter.
“I was framed up charges of robbery with violence after I refused to implicate someone else with the capital office,” said David Gazemba.
While sentencing the first accused, the trial magistrate stated that it was beyond reasonable doubt that indeed the complainant, Gladys Rotich was robbed as alleged.
“Also from the medical doctor’s report, it shows that the complainant was assaulted,” said the magistrate.