Man faces jail term for using a knife to peel his neighbour’s pen!s

After using a knife to take off his neighbor’s penis, a Kenyan man was found guilty of causing serious damage.

In his judgement on the case, Mpeketoni Resident Magistrate Pascal Nabwana stated that his court had established a prima facie case (a case beyond a reasonable doubt) that John Gachahi assaulted the plaintiff and that the incident was premeditated.

Gachahi had promised to get a knife to settle a fight he had with the victim, according to Nabwana, who described the behavior as heartless, nasty, and weird.

The magistrate said; 

“Accordingly and by dint of section 215 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) 75 of the law of Kenya, the accused is convicted for the offense of grievous harm. From the foregoing, there is absolutely no doubt that the harm inflicted on the complainant was grievous as it seriously injured the complainant at health and he had to undergo reconstructive surgery to graft back his penile skin to the court. It’s an extremely serious injury.

“Taking time to peel off the penile skin of an unconscious victim is truly the height of barbarism”

Nabwana noted that according to the victim’s testimony, on August 18, 2020, at Lake Amu area in Mpeketoni in Lamu West sub-county, the suspect met the victim and unprovoked began shouting ‘nitakuua’ then proceeded to cut the complainant on the head, left hand and left leg. The complainant fell down unconscious.

The magistrate said; 

“The court heard that the accused proceeded to remove his jeans trouser (while unconscious). By the time he regained consciousness, he was soaked in blood. He then summoned all the energy he had and dragged himself home where he was rushed to hospital”

Clinical officer, Musyoki Kalinga who testified in the matter informed the court that the injuries the victim sustained on his penis required him to be referred to the coast General hospital in Mombasa as the entire skin on his penis had come off and required plastic surgery.

The suspect will be sentenced on March 7, this year.

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