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Man sentenced to 25 years in jail for cutting off seven-year-old boy’s neck

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  • According to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions Officer (ODPP), the boy was grazing goats with other boys in Tarbaj, Wajir County, when he was killed instantly.

A court sitting in Garissa on Wednesday sentenced a man to 25 years in prison for killing a seven-year-old boy.

Lady Justice Abida Aroni slapped Liban Mohamed Sambul, 26, with the hefty jail term after finding him guilty of killing the minor by cutting off his neck using a knife.

According to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions Officer (ODPP), the boy was grazing goats with other boys in Tarbaj, Wajir County, when he was killed instantly.

The court said that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that the bloodstained weapon, which the accused was still in possession of upon his arrest, was the one used to commit the heinous crime.

It is still not known why Sambul killed the boy.

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