Man who threw woman from 12th floor for rejecting sexual advances jailed for 5 years
An ICT expert who threw a 20-year-old woman from the 12th floor to the 9th floor of a Nairobi building has been sentenced to serve five years in prison.
Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu while sentencing him said the victim is still undergoing treatment two years after the incident occurred.
Ms Kimilu said he considered the mitigation of the accused person has committed to undergo rehabilitation for alcoholism and anger management.
Ms Kimilu said although the offence provides for life imprisonment, she has considered the age of the convict.
She said the complainant's life has drastically changed and for the last two years, she has been undergoing counselling and treatment.
The magistrate said the victim, Eunice Wangari Wakimbi, suffered serious pelvic injuries after being tossed down from the 12th to the 9th floor of Ambank House in Nairobi.
The court noted that the woman who met Gatama on Facebook was injured after turning down his sexual advances.
Ms Wakimbi was injured after spending an afternoon with Gatama. They had lunch and drank alcohol.
Defence lawyer Crispus Kabene appealed for leniency saying the accused was remorseful.
Mr Kabene said he will appeal against the sentence.
During the hearing, doctors said the victim of violence suffered serious injuries and may never conceive due to complications in her birth canal.