A Nyeri Court has handed a seemingly harsh sentence to a woman found guilty of trafficking marijuana worth Sh2,820.
Nyeri Principal Magistrate Harrison Adika sentenced the accused Rose Wanjiru to 30 years behind bars. Worse still, the magistrate convicted Ms Wanjiru without an option of fine.
Reportedly, Wanjiru committed the offence in 2014. Key witnesses who included two administrators positively identified her.
Magistrate Adika found that the prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.
Interestingly, the same judge also handed a 30-year sentence to a man who attempted to kill his wife.
Mr Adika ruled that the accused Edward Njoroge should not be allowed back to the wife he attempted to eliminate.
Njoroge attacked his 32-year-old wife on April 3, 2018 at their Mitero village home in Kieni Wes, Nyeri. The machete attack left her with severe cuts on the head, face and hands.