Journalist handed 10 years in jail for killing NTV reporter

Justice Roseline Korir, she sentenced Moses Dola to 10 years in jail

Justice Roseline Korir passed the sentenced after she had also found Dola guilty of man slaughter in the incident that took place seven years ago.

Following the October 5 ruling that convicted Dola of the murder, Justice Korir cancelled all his bond terms and Dola was incarcerated at the Industrial Area Remand Prison.

Justice Korir, however, was quick to note that the submissions presented in the case did not ascertain that Dola had planned to kill his wife.

"I am not sure he intended to kill her, the court is prepared to give him the benefit of doubt," the judge explained.

Dola, through his Lawyer Cliff Ombeta, denied having killed his wife who was found unresponsive in their matrimonial bed.

In his testimony, Dola narrated that he had an argument with the late Wambui at their Umoja Estate apartment on the morning she died.

He further stated that he pushed his wife and she fell on the bed before he walked out and went on a drinking spree.

During his stay at Industrial Area Prison, Dola was also accused of attacking a warder who had instructed him to collect some clothes.

"The warder found some clothes hanging next to the wall to be repaired. When he asked the inmates to remove them, Mr Dola became violent and attacked him, forcing him (warder) to blow the whistle," Justice Nicholas Ombija was told ina past hearing.

Dola now has 14 days to appeal the court's decision.

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