This is in a matter in which Fenethi Kayombo, 56, of Chingola District on the Copperbelt is charged with one offence incest against a minor contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that, Kayombo on 16th May, 2017 had carnal knowledge of his niece contrary to section 159 (1) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
When the matter came up for ruling, Kayombo in mitigation pleaded with the court to exercise lenience on him saying he was a first offender.
However, in his judgement Kitwe High Court Judge Timothy Katanekwa sentenced the accused to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour.
He stated that it was irresponsible and wrong for such an older person to sexually abuse his niece who is also a minor.
Judge Katanekwa advised the accused to appeal to another court if not satisfied with the Judgement.