Man who threw woman from 12th floor for rejecting sexual advances jailed for 5 years
A court has jailed Moses Gatama Njoroge for five years for throwing woman from 12th floor of Nairobi building after she turned down his sexual advances.
The ICT expert who threw a 20-year-old woman he had met on Facebook from the 12th floor to the ninth floor of a building in Nairobi was convicted last week.
Milimani Senior Principal magistrate Esther Kimilu convicted Mr Njoroge of causing grievous harm.
Magistrate Kimilu said the victim had suffered serious injuries. The magistrate also cited medical records that outlined the woman’s injuries inflicted.
“The victim was immobilised for a couple of months and could not stand without crutches at the time she was giving her testimony,” Ms Kimilu said.
Ms Kimilu said he considered that in mitigation the accused person had shown commitment to rehabilitate himself.
The magistrate also said although the offence provides for life imprisonment she ha s considered the age of the convict.
She said the complainant suffered serious pelvic injuries during the incident and that her life has drastically changed and for the last two years she has been under going counselling and treatment.
The complainant was injured after spending an afternoon with Mr Njoroge. The two are reported to have wined and dined during that encounter.
During the hearing doctors said the victim of violence suffered serious injuries and may never conceive due to complications in her birth canal
Defence lawyer Crispus Kabene said his client was remorseful and should be given a lenient sentence. The convict intends to appeal against the sentence.