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Kitale: Man Sentenced to 90 Years in Prison For Killing Swedish Missionary in Milimani Estate.

Kitale Court sentenced a 24-year-old man to 90 years imprisonment for violently robbing, raping and killing his ex-employer, 2 years ago. Prosecution led by Joyce Mumu (SPPC) proved the case before Hon. Julius Ng'arng'ar (CM).

The Kitale Magistrate Court found Chris Wanjala guilty of the gruesome murder of Ms. Lilian Bourcart, 74, a Swedish Missionary who managed a children's home and conducted charity work in Milimani Estate, Kitale in Trans Nzoia County.

“The accused’s actions must have caused great loss and pain to the victim, who was also strangled and handcuffed while sleeping,” said

Hon. Ng'arng'ar said the sentence is meant to be deterrent, retributive and rehabilitative, taking into account the brutality used to commit the offence. Sentencing of Wanjala's co-accused, Dominic Nyongesa, was deferred pending his age assessment. However, prosecution said that the duo deserved maximum sentence since it is a capital offence, so as to act as deterrence and lesson to others.

Originally charged with first-degree murder, Wanjala has been in custody for the past two and a half years, law enforcement officials in Kitale confirmed to our source.

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