Friday, July 19, 2019- High Court Judge, Justice Hatari Waweru, has freed a man who was sentenced to four years in prison for stabbing his wife and her lover following an appeal.

Michael Kimondo had been convicted of grievous harm by Nanyuki chief magistrate Lucy Mutai on May 24, 2018.

While reading the verdict, Justice Waweru said only a very foolish man would enter another man’s house and sleep with that other man’s wife on their matrimonial bed.

 “Such a foolish action would amount to a very grave provocation to the man cuckolded. 

"However, we live in a civilized society and people must always control themselves and not take the law into their own hands, because if everybody were allowed to do that, then we would be living in a jungle and life would probably be brutish and short as some philosopher said,” Justice Waweru said.

He added: “The appellant found his wife and the complainant in his own house- and apparently in his own bed- in a very compromising situation. In a rage he attacked both of them with a knife and inflicted upon the complainant injuries that amounted to grievous harm,” narrated Justice Waweru.

 Mr Kimondo’s lawyer had argued that the four-year imprisonment was harsh and excessive, bearing in mind the circumstances in which the offence was committed.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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