1.This file was opened for purposes of considering whether the convict Stephen Omondi Otieno is suitable for consideration of his sentence review in the spirit of prison decongestion.
2.I observe that he was convicted and sentenced to serve 15 years imprisonment on August 25, 2015 for the offence of defilement contrary to section 8(1) (3) of the Sexual Offences Act.
3.He appealed vide HCRA 1/2018 which appeal was dismissed.
4.He is due to complete sentence on August 24, 2030 without remission but should he merit remission, he will serve until October 8, 2025. The offence was serious. He has served seven years of the 15 years imprisonment.
5.I find the convict not suitable for prison decongestion at this stage as he still has 8 years to go. I decline to review his sentence and dismiss the application.