Jackson Kirimi Ikombo was informed by 21-year-old Betty Liona John of Mwangaza, Isiolo County, that she had no romantic interest in him.
However, in March 2021, she turned him down, and Ikombo ignored her advice. As the days passed, his pursuits started to pose a threat to Liona. Liona met Ikombo on a Friday at the end of March when she was leaving her mother’s house to go to her boyfriend’s. She was overcome by him and raped.
But she refrained from calling the police to report the incident.
On December 8, 2021, at around five o’clock in the evening, Liona met Ikombo at the Mwangaza ‘C’ pub. She immediately started yelling that the man had sexually assaulted her.
He took hold of Liona, and in the chaos, she was able to take a sword off Ikombo’s belt, stab him in the chest, and flee.
Ikombo was brought to the Isiolo County Referral and Teaching Hospital for medical attention, but since it was late, he passed away from his wounds.
At some time, members of the public detained Liona and brought him to the Chief’s office.
Liona was taken into custody again by Kula Mawe Police Station officers, who had already shown up at the scene, and they took her to
On December 11, 2021, a post-mortem on Ikombo showed that he died from excessive blood loss after sharp penetrating injuries on the chest wall.
Liona was arraigned and charged with the offence of murder contrary to the law which after entering into a Plea Agreement the charge was reduced to that of manslaughter.
A plea bargain is an agreement between the accused and the prosecutor in which the former agrees to plead guilty to some or all charges lodged against them in exchange for some kind of compromise from the prosecutor.
The prosecution submitted that the stabbing was not necessary, and in as much as Liona was provoked, there were other means of preventing fatality.
“Loss of life. It is unfortunate looking at the whole scenario. I pray that the accused (Liona) serves a custodial sentence for her guidance on anger management and how to deal with such scenario,” the prosecution concluded.