REPUBLIC OF KENYA
Mburu v. Republic
Court of Appeal, at Nairobi December 13, 1985
Kneller, Hancox JJA and Platt Ag JA
Criminal Appeal No 143 of 1983
(Appeal from the High Court at Nairobi, Todd J)
December 13, 1985, Kneller, Hancox JJA and Platt Ag JA delivered the following Judgment.
Joseph Ndung’u Mburu, the appellant, was convicted of manslaughter contrary to section 205 of the Penal Code and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment by Mr Justice Todd on August 26, 1983 in the High Court at Nairobi.
The appellant asks this court to reduce this sentence now to such a period that will result in his release today so that he can rejoin his family because his absence has caused its members great suffering. He lists them as his mother and two sisters. He mentions that he committed this offence when he was 22 and he did not know at that time what he was doing. We presume by that he means he did not realize fully the enormity of what he did.
He slashed his father about the head with a cutlass until he die…