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DPP seeks to save murder suspect from life imprisonment

Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on Friday asked a High Court in Mombasa to give a suspect accused of brutally murdering a businessman a lenient sentence after successfully entering a plea-bargain agreement with the State.

Ngira Karisa Charo and two others Eddied Mandi Jilani and Makonde Ruwa Buni are accused of killing a Nairobi-based businessman Kasim Jirow Sokoro on March 3, 2018 by strangling him with a rope and dumping his body in a thicket near Malindi town over Sh9 million tender debt.

The DPP through Principal Prosecution Counsel Jami Yamina pleaded with the Court not to jail the suspect for more than 10 years. Charo had agreed to plead guilty and co-operate as a State witness.

‘The DPP recommends that Charo be given a jail term of not more than 10 years,’ the prosecutor told resident Judge Eric Ogola

Yamina said the court could also exercise its desecration and consider non-custodial sentence upon reviewing the accused person pre-sentence report.

Charo will be presented in court on February 7 for sentencing while the other two accused will proceed with the hearing of the case.

By Mohamed Hassan

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