Court hands Kenyan man life imprisonment after he killed brother over land dispute

Court hands Kenyan man life imprisonment after he killed brother over land dispute

After being found guilty of murdering his brother over a land dispute two years ago, a 36-year-old man was sentenced to life in jail by a Siaya Court.
Michael Onyango Awich was charged of murdering his brother Charles Oduor Awich and appeared before Siaya High Court Judge Lady Justice Roseline Aburili.
The deceased, who worked as a watchman at Oseno Komolo elementary school in Komolo sub-location, was reported missing on February 11, 2020, and his body was discovered ten days later.
The suspect then allegedly hired unidentified thugs who invaded the deceased’s home around 10 p.m. the night before he was reported missing.
The goons are reported to have masqueraded as police officers from the nearby Ndere Police Post.
They are said to have picked him while claiming that he was needed at the police station after which he went missing only for him to be found dead 10 days later.
Hellen Auma Oduor, the wife to the deceased told court that her children were instructed by their father to go to sleep when they met two men who requested to see their father on the material night of his kidnapping.
Charles Oduor’s body would later be found at Sango beach in Busia County on the 21st February 2020 by the area residents before it was moved to Port Victoria hospital mortuary where it was positively identified by the relatives.
In her ruling, Lady Justice Aburili slapped the accused with life imprisonment stating that the accused was deemed violent and proven guilty of murder.

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