It has been a gruelling five years for family and friends who lost their loved ones in the horrific Moi girls highschool inferno that claimed the lives of 10 students in 2017.
T.W.G , the main suspect in the arson has been found guilty of manslaughter on all the 10 accounts and sentenced to 5 years in Jail by the high court, a ruling read out by lady justice Stella Mutuko.
Parents, guardians and friends to the inferno casualties are displeased with the sentence and have faulted Justice Mutuku’a judgement terming it lenient and one that only adds salt to the injuries of grief.
A guardian to one of the infernos victims, on an interview with TUKO.co.ke Ogola has argued that Mutuko needed to offer a stricter sentence despite the justification that no amount of punishment would make up for the 10 lost lives.
“”While the judge might have followed the law in delivering the verdict I feel she was too lenient. Myself and other bereaved parents and guardians expected a stiffer sentence of about 15 years,” a heartbroken Ogola said.
Ogola further stated that the lenient sentence would make other students to commit the same crimes in the future.
“In any case today’s sentence will encourage others to burn schools because the sentence is too light. She should have been given a sentence that would serve as an example to other students. Now students will think that burning of schools is ok.” added Ogolla
Ogollas granddaughter was 14 years when she met her death, the same age as the convicted student.