30 YEARS IT IS FOR EX-PRINCIPAL AS JUSTICE IS SERVED FOR DEAD HUSBAND'S KIN
Jane Muthoni the former Icaciri Girls Secondary School Principal, has been sentenced to a 30-years jail term. Alongside her accomplice Isaac Ng'ang'a, alias Gikuyu, Muthoni was found guilty of killing Kiiru Boys High School Principal, Solomon Mwangi.
Issuing his ruling, Justice Joel Ngugi described Muthoni as a vengeful wife who planned and financed her husband's murder. She was sentenced on Thursday.
Backdated to 2016 when they were arrested, both of them will serve a 30-year sentence.
The State had last month called for the death sentence for Muthoni who orchestrated the murder of her husband who was the Kiiru School Principal.
Considering the circumstances of the murder, State Counsel Catherine Mwaniki and Mbuthi’s family lawyer, Mathenge Wokabi had urged Justice Joel Ngugi to consider employing the maximum sentence for the matter.
Throughout the trial that has lasted five years, the judge observed that the two offenders showed no remorse or regret. Mwaniki told the court that the offenders planned the murder for months and executed it with precision and cruelty.
Reported missing on November 6, 2016, Mwangi's mutilated body was found eight days later, dumped at Karakuta Coffee Estate in Juja sub-county, Kiambu County. Between November 6 and November 11, 2016, Muthoni had been accused of orchestrating her husband's murder.
In accusations which she vehemently denied, the prosecution had stated that Muthoni killed Mwangi because she suspected he was unfaithful.