Nairobi: Belgian Man Pleads Guilty To Assault

A Nairobi Court sentences a senior Belgian man to serve 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to assaulting another.

man alleging that he had allegedly raped someone close to him, has been sentenced to 12 months in jail.

Quackelben Johan.D on Tuesday pleaded guilty to assaulting Ronald Asumbo and occasioning him actual bodily harm on July 27 at around 1400hrs along the market street.

Milimani chief magistrate Susan Shitubi while sentencing the accused noted that although he was a first-time offender, what he did was wrong, and he shouldn’t have done it.

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 at loita plaza in Nairobi. Asumbo sustained injuries.

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”, Johan told the court.

Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi proceeded to convict the suspect on his own plea of guilt.

“I have considered the mitigation and noted that you are a first-time offender. I, therefore, sentence you to pay a fine of Ksh 200,000 or serve 12 months jail term in default “, the magistrate ruled.

He was given 14 days to appeal.

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