A Kenyan man, Chris Wanjala, 24, was on Thursday, January 5, found guilty of the gruesome killing of 74-year-old Swedish missionary identified as Lilian Bourcart.
Wanjala is reported to have been been employed by the Swedish Missionary, was found guilty of rapping, violently robbing and killing his former employer who operates a children’s home and conducted charity work in Milimani estate in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County in Kenya.
The crime is said to have been carried out two years ago. Chief Magistrate Julius Ng’arng’ar who sentenced Wanjala to 90 years behind bars, said the judgement was necessary taking into account the brutality used in committing the offence.
The sentencing of Wanjala’s co-accused, Dominic Nyongesa, was deferred pending his age assessment.
The prosecution on its own part, said that the duo deserved maximum sentence since it is a capital offence, so as to serve as a lesson to others.