1.The accused person in this case, Collins Kipkurui Alias Koriet (hereafter referred to as the accused person) was initially charged with murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the Penal Code.
2.The charge was subsequently reduced to manslaughter contrary section 202 as read with section 205 following a successful plea bargain agreement signed by the accused person on February 2, 2022.
3.The particulars of the charge were that on September 22, 2020 at Sigowet in Sigowet-Soin Sub-County within Kericho county, the accused person unlawfully killed Sharon Chesang.
4.The facts of the case as given by the prosecution were as follows:-
5.The accused person’s counsel told the court in mitigation that the accused person is a young person aged 22 years, married with one child.
6.The learned counsel further said that the accused person is remorseful for the offence he committed and further that he did not intend to commit the offence.
7.He said that the accused person caught his wife having carnal knowledge with a longtime boyfriend on the matrimonial bed.
8.The probation officer filed a home inquiry report which states that the accused person was born in the year, 2000. He attended Sumeek primary school upto class four when he dropped out of school and started doing casual jobs to cater for his personal need.
9.The court has taken into account the circumstances of the offence. The offence of manslaughter is a serious one for which calls for a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
10.The accused person pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter and he saved the court’s time for trial.
11.He is also remorseful for the offence he committed.
12.I sentence the accused person to five years imprisonment.
13.The sentence to start running from the date the accused person was first arraigned in court on October 9, 2020.Orders to issue accordingly.