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"Friendly" Maximum Number of Years Court Gives to a Person Who Escapes From Prison

A Nairobi court has sentenced three terror convicts who broke out of Kamiti Maximum Security Prison with additional 15-month sentences, a ruling that has angered Kenyans on social media.

Joseph Odhiambo, Musharaf Abdalla and Mohammed Abikar today pleaded guilty to charges of escaping lawful custody on November 15 when they appeared before a Kahawa court.

The three were recaptured in Kitui three days after they had escaped from maximum prison.

Kahawa Law Courts Senior Magistrate Diana Muchache said the three pleaded guilty to the charges, thus saving the court's time, which made her slap them with just 15 months jail as opposed to maximum imprisonment that the state had requested.

“Because the accused persons are remorseful and have saved this court’s time, the court will not sentence them to the maximum (sentence) prescribed, and accordingly proceeds to sentence each accused persons to 15 months’ imprisonment,"' she ruled.

According to Criminal Appeal 25 of 2015, a person who is found guilty of escaping from prison is supposed to get a "term not exceeding two years or with a fine or to both”

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Diana Muchache Joseph Odhiambo Kahawa Law Courts Mohammed Abikar Musharaf Abdalla

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