By Mourice Seretta
Former Icaciri Girls Secondary School Principal, Jane Muthoni has been sentenced to a 30-years jail term.
Muthoni and her accomplice, Isaac Ng’ang’a, alias Gikuyu were found guilty of killing Kiiru Boys High School Principal, Solomon Mwangi.
Justice Joel Ngugi on Thursday described Muthoni as a vengeful wife who planned and financed her husband’s murder.
Both of them will serve a 30-year sentence but this will be backdated to 2016 when they were arrested.
Mwangi, a principle at Kiiru Boys Secondary School, was murdered on November 6, 2016, by hitmen hired by Muthoni who was at the time the School Head at Icaciri Girls Secondary School.
Witnesses had told the court she once claimed her husband had an extramarital affair with a mobile money transfer agent.
The witness told the court Muthoni had at some point hired her alongside someone else for Sh200,000 to retrieve text messages between the deceased and a 28-year-old M-Pesa agent. She produced in court text messages showing that Muthoni had indeed threatened her to stop having an affair with the deceased.
She denied having had an affair with Muthoni’s husband.
The court found that Muthoni masterminded and procured her husband’s killers although she did not participate in the actual murder.