Court finds Naftali Kinuthia guilty of murdering Ivy Wangeci

Naftali Kinuthia has been found guilty by a High Court in Eldoret of murdering Ivy Wangeci, a medical student at Moi University Eldoret.

Passing the verdict was Justice Reuben Githinji who noted that the prosecution team had indeed proved the case and the accused now stands for murder.

The judge ruled out allegations by the suspect that they were in an intimate relationship with the deceased before the incident.

“Even text messages reviewed did not prove evidence of an intimate relationship and the the accused did not also prove a sexual relationship with the deceased,” said the Judge

He also trashed allegations by the suspect that the deceased was in a love triangle with another man thus the reason why he was provoked.

According to the judge, Githinji could have resorted to the use of fist if he indeed did not intend to commit the crime and not an axe.

“If he did not want to kill her he would have used bare feasts on her and not the axe,” said the judge

The incident which shocked the country at the time saw Naftali slash ivy Wangeci with an axe outside the university premise back in April 2019.

The sentencing has been set for November 22nd as the family request for a maximum sentence.

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