Full Story Of The Kenya Man Who Stabbed His Brother To Death Over A Glass Of Water

A Kenyan man Mr. Collins Obenda Gavalwa living in Nairobi County has admitted killing his brother Frankline Mulweye Gavalwa over a glass of water while they were having dinner at the deceased home.

Mr. Collins Obenda Gavalwa, who was charged to a High Court in Nairobi, pleaded guilty to a lesser offence of manslaughter for killing his brother, Frankline Mulweye Gavalwa.
During the court hearing,The accused Mr. Collins Obenda Gavalwa said

'on the fateful day (October 11, 2016), his late brother and their friend Mr. Christian Kadege had agreed to prepare dinner and eat together. But by the time the meal was ready and served Mr. Obenda had not arrived so Mr. Kadege, their friend ended up eating his share and then retired for the night.
Mr. Obenda later showed up at his brother’s house who was at that moment having his own meal. Mr. Mulweye ushered him in and welcomed him to join him for the meal.Upon sitting down to join him in the meal, the accused took a glass of drinking water which his brother had beside his plate and used it in washing his hands, leading to an argument between them.
In a fit of anger, Mr. Mulweye punched his brother for using the water in the glass to wash his hands.The deceased then picked up a knife and attempted to stab the accused who instead grabbed it and stabbed him (deceased) on the left side of his chest killing him on the spot'.

In fear of being arrested by the police, Mr. Obenda the accused fled the scene of the crime and boarded a bus going to Vihiga County where he took refuge before surrendering to the police.
The accused admitted to killing his brother and asked the court for leniency saying he accidentally killed him in self-defence. 

His lawyer, Wokabi Mathenge, also asked the court to consider imposing a none custodial sentence for his client since he did not intend to kill his brother.

“The accused sincerely and profusely regrets his actions. He has reformed and has promised never to engage in crime,” Mr Mathenge said.
Justice Lessit, however, directed that the accused be remanded in custody until the 14th of june when a probation report will be available.

Then on Wednesday being 14th of June this week, the accused  Collins Obenda Gavalwa appeared at a Court in Nairobi and was handed a three-year probation term.

During the period of his 3-year probation, he's required to be of good character and not to commit any criminal offence.

 Justice Jessie Lessit, who accepted Obenda’s probation report, warned him that serious and urgent actions would be taken should he engage in crime before the lapse of three years.

“If you commit any criminal offence during this period, this court will hand down to you double portion of punishment as you will first be condemned to serve sentence for this offence and then you be condemned to serve for the latter,” Justice Lessit said in her ruling.

She further directed the accused to undergo counseling during that period and urged Obenda to adhere to all the instructions given to him by his supervisors.

“You will be required to obey all the instructions and shun bad company,” Justice Lessit said.

Cased closed, brother who prepared the meal dead, killer free.
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