Teacher reads Bible while judge reads his 20-year jail term for defiling pupil

The trial of Fredrick Mwangi Wango, a primary school teacher was full of drama at the Milimani law courts in Kenya’s Nairobi. Even while in the dock, he was reading the Bible throughout the hearing.

A primary school teacher who has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for defiling a pupil asked: “Jesus why have you forsaken me yet the scriptures I read assured me l will be set free?”. When the judge was reading his sentence, the teacher had ignored him and rather focused on reading his bible.

The 45-year-old teacher was reading the New Testament Bible to seek God’s intervention to cause the judge to set him free although he had been convicted of the crime.


When despite the judge still went ahead to sentence him, he angrily threw the Bible to the groun


“Jesus why have you forsaken me yet the scriptures I read assured me l will be set free?

It is reported that he collapsed last week when he was convicted of the crime and was brought back to the court after recuperating.


According to reports, before senior principal magistrate David Ndungi announced his verdict, “Wango had said prayers while covering his face with a white face towel.”


The magistrate said that the convict violated the rights of the victim instead of protecting them. He rejected the convict’s plea for clemency to be set free to look after his two children.

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