Porkies club owner, co-accused to serve 15 years for murder of former Juja MP

Paul Wainaina Boiyo alias Sheki, Christopher Lumbazio Andika alias Lumba, Andrew Karanja Wainaina and Samuel Kuria Ngugi alias Visi, Esther Ndinda Mulinge and Ruth Watahi Irungu alias Atlanta at Milimani Law Courts where they were sentenced to 15 years jail term for the murder of former Juja MP George Thuo. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Porkies club owner and five others who were found guilty of the murder of former Juja MP George Thuo have been sentenced to 15 years in jail.

Paul Wainaina Boiyo alias Sheki was sentenced alongside Thuo’s former aide Christopher Lumbazio Andika alias Lumba, DJs Andrew Karanja Wainaina and Samuel Kuria Ngugi alias Visi, waiter Esther Ndinda Mulinge and a patron Ruth Watahi Irungu alias Atlanta.

The deceased died after being poisoned at Porkies Club in Thika on 17th November 2013.

Justice Roselyn Korir ruled that the 15 year sentence will run from 19th April 2024 when the six were convicted.

While issuing the sentence, the judge took into consideration the pre-sentencing report which outlined positive attributes regarding the convicts, with a recommendation that they be given a three-year sentence.

In addition, Justice Korir found credibility in the desire for Boiyo and Andika to reconcile with Thuo’s family.

“All these were positive attributes that reduced the severity of the sentence,” the judge ruled.

Justice Korir convicted the six on 19th April after finding them guilty of murder based sufficient evidence relied on by the prosecution.

The judge noted that Thuo’s cause of death was hemorrhagic gastroenteritis due to poisoning as evidence by forensics.

She added, “forensic evidence clearly shows that Thuo consumed a poisoned drink at Porkies Club.”

The poison in the former MPs body was identified as Cyhalothrine pesticide which would lead to death within five to ten minutes after ingestion.

The judge relied on the pathologist’s toxicology report and dismissed allegations by the defense that the MP’s death could have resulted from other conditions such as high blood pressure and alcohol consumption.