A middle aged woman from Likoni has cried foul after a Mombasa court sentenced a 40 year-old man to 25 years in prison after defiling and killing her daughter in 2015.
Pauline Njeri said the sentencing is ‘lenient’ and wants the convict to be jailed for life.
Manfred Otieno Odhiambo was on Friday sentenced by Mombasa High Court judge Dorah Chepkwony after he was found guilty of committing the offense.
Miss. Njeri said that she expected Odhiambo to be given a life or death sentence.
Njeri said she got disappointed that the man was given a ‘lenient’ sentence for two capital offences.
Odhiambo had been accused of defiling and murdering Njeri’s daughter, who was in class seven at that time.
Justice Chepkwony found him guilty for murdering the minor on December 14, 2015 in Likoni.
The judge said the Prosecution put up a strong case implicating the accused in the murder.
The mother said her daughter was killed by the neighbor in a brutal way and he deserved a harsher sentence.
She said her child was brilliant and would be completing high school by now.
She appealed to DPP Noordin Haji to intervene on this prosecution.
State prosecutor Valerie Ongeti earlier asked the court to issue a harsh sentence against Odhiambo.
She argued that the sentence should be commensurate with the crime he committed, she added that a severe punishment would act as an example to those who may think of engaging in similar crime.
The court was told that the accused lured the girl into his house when she was alone.
He then allegedly defiled and killed her.
The accused however denied the charges saying that he was away and when he arrived home in the evening, he was told by a neighbor that a girl had been killed in the estate.
He said he was shocked to find the girl’s remains under his bed, and that he didn’t know who placed her. He argued that the charge was levelled against him.