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|Case Number:||crim app 16 of 02|
|Parties:||Isaiah Wanjala Shiundu v Republic|
|Date Delivered:||23 Sep 2002|
|Court:||High Court at Kericho|
|Judge(s):||Sarah Chibai Ondeyo|
|Citation:||Isaiah Wanjala Shiundu v Republic eKLR|
|Disclaimer:||The information contained in the above segment is not part of the judicial opinion delivered by the Court. The metadata has been prepared by Kenya Law as a guide in understanding the subject of the judicial opinion. Kenya Law makes no warranties as to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the information|
Isaiah Wanjala Shiundu v Republic
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
High Court, at Kericho September 23, 2002
Criminal Appeal No 16 of 2002
(From original Kericho P. M. Criminal Case No. 3865/2001 the original conviction and
sentence of Mrs. R. Ngetich – R.M)
September 23, 2002, Ondeyo J delivered the following Judgment.
The appellant was convicted on his own plea of guilty and sentenced to five (5) years imprisonment for the offence of being in possession of cannabis satina contrary to section 3 (1) read with section 2 (a) of the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances control act No. 4 of 1984.
He appeals against sentence.
On the material day i.e. 23rd December, 2001 at about 10.00 a.m. at Kapsongoi barrier, the appellant who was carrying something in a bag was stopped by security guards attached to A.H.P company. The bag was searched and found to contain six stones (6) of cannabis satina. He was arrested and charged. The six stones (samples) were sent to the Government Chemist and found to be cannabis sativa.
This was a large quantity although its value was not shown, the appellant clearly intended to sell it.
The devastating effects of cannabis sativa on its consumance cannot be ignored by the court. Man youths have been destroyed because of smoking cannabis satina.
The offence is therefore very serious and a deterrent sentence was called for in view of the quantity.
A sentence of five years was called for. The appellant was obviously going to sell six stones so that the same is consumed by others.
Taking this into account, I do not think that a sentence of 5 years was in the circumstances harsh or excessive.
I dismiss appeal against sentence.
Right of appeal 14 days (on the law).