A Nairobi businessman has been found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to 23 years in jail by a Nairobi court.
Tom Oywa Mboya was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder as well as injuring Ranalo Foods restaurant proprietor William Osewe in 2016 over a woman and sentenced to 20 yrs and a further 3yrs for attempting to kill Wilfred Tembula.
In her ruling on Wednesday morning, Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku said the evidence presented by the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that Mboya was guilty.
According to the evidence adduced in court, Mboya allegedly shot Osewe several times in December 2016 at a popular eatery in Garden Estate after an argument over Stella Mutheu, who was said to be the the latter’s wife.
“I have considered the probation report tabled before me and noted that the accused Tom Mboya never showed any remorse for his offence,” the magistrate said.
The court also considered the impact of the offence on the victim, Osewe who was and still is adversely affected by the criminal act.
“I sentence the accused to 20 years in jail for the attempted murder charge and three years for wounding him,” she ruled.
The magistrate, however, ruled that the sentence will run concurrently which means Mboya will serve 20 years.