The Lusaka High Court has sentenced Chilanga UPND Member of Parliament Keith Mukata to death by hanging after finding him guilty of murder.
Lusaka High Court Judge Susan Wanjelani convicted Mukata and acquitted his co accused Charmaine today when she delivered judgement in the matter where the two were accused of murdering Namakau Kalila Kwenda, a security guard at Mukata’s law firm.
Justice Susan Wanjelani said there was overwhelming evidence that Mr. Mukanta killed his security guard.
In mitigation Mr. Mukata through his lawyer Milner Katolo asked for a lesser sentence other than death as he is a first offender and has too many responsibilities.
But judge Wanjelani said there was sufficient evidence showing that Mr. Mukata had intention to kill his security guard.