A Belgian man who admitted to beating up another man claiming that he had allegedly raped someone close to him, has been sentenced to 12 months in jail.
Quacklbeen Johan.D on Tuesday pleaded guilty to assaulting Ronald Asumbo and occasioning him actual bodily harm on July 27 at around 1400hrs along market street.
Milimani chief magistrate Susan Shitubi while sentencing the accused noted that he was a first offender
She said what he did was wrong and he shouldn’t have done it.
Shitubi gave him an option of a Sh200,000 fine.
“I have considered the mitigation and noted that you are a first offender. I sentence to a jail term of 12 months or pay a fine of Sh200,000 in default, ” the magistrate ruled.
The Court heard that on the fateful day at 2 pm, Johan approached Asumbo and hit him with his fist on his neck and ear alleging that he had raped somebody close to him.
The prosecution said it was at a beauty shop in Nairobi. Asumbo sustained injuries.
A medical report was produced in court as evidence.
The prosecution said they had no previous records on the accused.
In mitigation, Johan said he has healthy issues.
“Your honour it’s true I assaulted the complainant but I don’t want to be remembered as someone who has hit someone. I am very old”, Johantold court.
He was given 14 days to appeal.