Kenyan Student Sentenced To Life Imprisonment By An Indian Court Over Sexual Assault Charges

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An Indian Court has sentenced a Kenyan student to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting a Kenyan woman in 2016.

The Kenyan, Eric Mulinge Nethuli, is stated to have been undertaking his Masters Program in Business Administration at a private college when he was accused of raping a 22-year-old fellow student.

It is reported that the victim was also a student at the same college at the time, when she allegedly invited Mulinge for dinner at her place when the abuse happened.

According to the The Hindu newspaper, following the incident, the victim reported the matter at Ammapettai All Women Police Station.

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In a ruling delivered in the Indian Court, Mulinge was sentenced to a six and a half years of imprisonment and life imprisonment, all to be served concurrently.

The court also imposed a fine of Ksh25,000 (17,500 rupees).

In a report presented by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma last year, at least 273 Kenyans are serving jail terms in other counties.

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Written by Jael Keya

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