BY CRIME DESK.
A night club owner has been found guilty of killing a customer after a fracas at his bar.
However, he was convicted on a lesser charge of manslaughter.
Jackson Maina Wangui of Klique Club along Baricho Road in Nairobi was found guilty of manslaughter.
Jackson was accused on the night of 7 and 8 May ,2012 at Klique club along Baricho road industrial area murdered Kelvin Oduor Onyango.
His defence had alleged that he accidentally fired at a reveler Stephen Onyango on the night of May 8 2012.
Evidence produced in court revealed that the deceased was among the people who had been fighting in the club shortly before the fatal incident.
The deceased was accused of stealing a mobile phone and was rescued from the other customers who were bailing for his blood and was taken to another room on fourth floor of the building.
It is there that Maina alleged that the deceased tried to snatch his gun from him and a struggle ensued.
Maina said he accidentally shot him when he got him by the waist and tried to take away his gun; it went off.
A second suspect in the case Julius Sepi, a bouncer at the club, was acquitted ” as he was not involved” having left Maina and Onyango at the rooftop.
The bouncer had accompanied Maina and the deceased to the 4th floor but was told to go back down stairs with two other men who had followed them to the rooftop.
Justice Stella Mutuku said she doubted that Maina took the patron upstairs to kill him but she was convinced that he shot him to stop him from attacking him.
He will be sentenced on Monday next week.