Man gets 20 years for killing brother

Man gets 20 years for killing brother

OSHAKATI – A 27-year-old man from a village near Omusimboti has been sent to jail for 20 years for killing his younger brother in 2002.

Thaddeus Kambau Thomas was sentenced to 17 years for murder and three years for defeating and obstructing the course of justice. Appearing before Regional Court Magistrate Paulus Noah on Friday, Thomas stood accused of beating to death his 16-year-old younger brother, Elia, in February 2002.He the buried the body in their parents’ mahangu hole.The court heard that he remained silent until June the same year when he went to the village headman to tell him that something was buried in a hole in their mahangu field.Police exhumed Elia’s body after the village headman reported the matter to them.Thomas told the court that he had beaten his younger brother with sticks as, he claimed, Elia had wanted to beat him.According to other reports, it has been alleged that he accused his younger brother of habitual theft.Public Prosecutor Lisias Matota appeared for the State.- NampaAppearing before Regional Court Magistrate Paulus Noah on Friday, Thomas stood accused of beating to death his 16-year-old younger brother, Elia, in February 2002.He the buried the body in their parents’ mahangu hole.The court heard that he remained silent until June the same year when he went to the village headman to tell him that something was buried in a hole in their mahangu field.Police exhumed Elia’s body after the village headman reported the matter to them.Thomas told the court that he had beaten his younger brother with sticks as, he claimed, Elia had wanted to beat him.According to other reports, it has been alleged that he accused his younger brother of habitual theft.Public Prosecutor Lisias Matota appeared for the State.- Nampa

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