Saturday, 15 August 2009

Disabled jailed for rape

Fram The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira, Mwanza

Misungwi District Court in Mwanza Region has sentenced a disabled person to a 30-year imprisonment plus four stokes of the cane after convicting him of raping a secondary school student.

The disabled, Masai Sitta, 40, a traditional healer from Ibongoya 'A' village in the district, was treating the student before he committed the offense.

Senior resident magistrate Said Kasongo, meted out the punishment on Friday last week.

Mr Kasongo said the court was convinced beyond any reasonable doubt by the evidence produced by the prosecution side at the court. He added that the offence was increasingly becoming a social problem in the society.


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