Man filmed assaulting wife sentenced to 12 years

Written By: Micheal Njuguna

A Makueni Court has sentenced Julius Nzomo Daudi, the man filmed assaulting his wife of 12 years.

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The Court ruled that Nzomo will serve 10 years in prison and two years on probation respectively.

The court was told that this was not his first offense as previous incidents had been settled by the area chief.

Delivering the judgment Wednesday, Makueni Senior Principal Magistrate James Mwaniki said he considered Nzomo’s criminal record that shows that he has been violent.

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Nzomo had earlier pleaded guilty to the charge of causing grievous harm to his wife Winfred Mwende.

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He was arrested in Nguuni, Kibwezi West Constituency last week after the video of him viciously beating his wife went viral on social media.

The Ministry of Gender promised that Mwende will receive government support to enable her earn an income.

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According to Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia, Mwende will be enrolled in a government financial programme.

The incident is said to have happened in Makueni County and according to the CS, Mwende’s main occupation is herding family cattle.

“The husband, one David Nzomo, accused her of unfaithfulness after she received some phone calls and started to beat her,” she stated.

“I congratulate the in-laws for rescuing Ms Mwende and taking her to hospital. The matter was also reported at Makueni Divisional Police headquarters,” added the minister.

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On Tuesday, the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji had directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to arrest the man and have him charged.

“The DPP further directed that those who watched and participated in the unacceptable brutality, be arrested too,” said a tweet from the DPP.



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