KENYA. MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER AT FUNERAL
September 14, 2008: the Kenyan High Court upheld the death sentence against Nyando Mukuta Mwambanga for the murder of Mizingo Munga Gube on 2nd April, 2001.
According to the evidence, the incident occurred during a funeral. After the burial the appellant started chasing people with a panga saying that he would kill somebody and that as the people were dispersing the appellant cut the deceased several times on the head, neck and shoulder. He then fled towards his home.
The incident occurred in the evening with several people at the funeral witnessing it.
According to the post mortem report, the deceased who was about 65 years of age, had multiple deep cut wounds on the head, neck and left shoulder.
The Court of Appeal also upheld the death sentence on July 25, 2008. (Sources: Daily Nation, 14/09/2008)