Justice, finally

by Wakili Liam
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Jackline Mwende whose husband chopped her hands in 2016

A court in Machakos has jailed Stephen Ngila Nthenge for 30 years after finding him guilty of chopping off his wife’s hands in 2016.

Jackline Mwende’s two hands were completely severed in the attack which happened in Masii.

She also sustained serious injuries on her head and back.

Stephen Ngila (standing), the man who rose to infamy in 2016 after chopping off his wife-Jackline Mwende’s hands in a family row has been handed a30-year jail term by a Machakos court

By the time of the attack in 2016, the two had been married for seven years but had not had a child and this was said to have been the source of conflict.

Speaking after the ruling was delivered, Mwende, a resident of Mwala in Machakos County, said justice “has finally been served”.

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