Former Riruta Member of County Assembly (MCA) Samuel Njoroge faced the verdict of a 30-year prison sentence on Friday after being found guilty of murder.

The sentencing followed Njoroge’s conviction on April 5 for his involvement in the murder of his former wife, Lucy Njambi.

Njoroge, along with two other suspects, was implicated in the murder case dating back to 2018, involving the abduction and sexual assault of Njambi.

Delivering the judgment at a Kiambu court on April 5, Justice Joel Ngugi ruled that the evidence presented against the trio established their guilt in Njambi’s murder beyond reasonable doubt.

The court considered testimony from 38 witnesses, acknowledging minor inconsistencies in the evidence but making necessary adjustments to reach a verdict.

In the tragic events of 2018, Njambi was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and subjected to acid attack before being left for dead. Investigations led to the arrest and subsequent murder charges against Samuel Njoroge.

After the assault, Njambi was discovered in a coffee plantation by a passer-by who rushed her to Kiambu Level Five Hospital. Despite efforts to save her, she succumbed to her injuries after being transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital.

Before her passing, Njambi reportedly implicated her estranged husband in the attack, according to statements made to relatives and medical personnel.

During the sentencing, notable figures like Githunguri Member of Parliament Gathoni Wamuchomba were present in court to witness the proceedings.