five years jail term for man who threw a woman three floors down at Ambank building

0
4
Moses Gatama Njoroge at Milimani Law Courts during his sentencing for causing grievous harm to a woman on first date.PHOTO/Sam Alfan

An ICT expert who threw a woman he met on Facebook from the 12th floor of a building to the ninth floor on their first date will now serve five years in jail.

Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu said she had considered a pre-probation report she had ordered.

The Magistrate ruled that the report favoured Moses Gatama Njoroge to a lenient punishment.

However, the magistrate ruled that the accused had no justification to assault the complainant even if she was drunk and not able to walk.

She added that Njoroge did not demonstrate any effort to hire an uber for the victim as he had responsibility to ensure her safety having invited her for a date

Njoroge was found guilty of causing grievous harm to Eunice Wangari Wakimbi.

While delivering the sentence, the Magistrate noted that the victim had suffered serious injuries.

“All the essential ingredients of the offence have been proven beyond reasonable doubt,” the Magistrate ruled.

She added that the medical records outlined the injuries inflicted on the victim and the same was admitted as evidence.

“The victim suffered fractures, was immobilised for a couple of months and could not stand without crutches at the time she was giving her testimony,” the court ruled during delivery of the judgement.

Njoroge and the victim had been chatting on Facebook before finally deciding to meet face to face.

They met that fateful day at Njoroge’s office located at Ambank towers.

They had lunch and bought alcoholic drinks which they went to enjoy at the office.

The court heard that things went south when Wangari turned down his sexual advances leading to the fight that that saw being thrown three floors down.

Njoroge is said to have started to demand that the victim put his shoes on him while hitting her before things escalated.