The District Magistrate Court has sentenced 12 Rwanda nationals to a one-year jail term each for entering the country illegally.
The Rwandans were sent to prison after they failed to pay a fine of Sh500,000.
District Magistrate Joseph Luambano delivered the judgment on Wednesday. He said the accused committed the offence on 14 September.
Those who were convicted include Baseke Pierre, 38, Tibesiana Alfonce, 27, Ndaisaba Jeanclaude, 25, and Tuizele Jeanclaude, 19.
Others are Sibomana Halegek’imana, 31, Subana Jacob, 33, Ntawizera Ezekiel, 34, Ndaisaba Erick, 21, Ntahungujira Evarist, 47, Gwabigwi Focus, 31, Rutangwa Andrew, 31 and Hakizimana Innocent, 33.
In a separate development, Mr Emmanuel Sentoole, 52, appeared before the court for allegedly murdering a Standard Six pupil at Nakatanga Primary School in the district.
State Prosecutor told the court that the suspect committed the crime on July 20.
However, Mr Sentoole wasn’t allowed to enter any plea as the court doesn’t have jurisdiction to hear the case. The suspect was remanded until October 3 when the case will come up for hearing.
Meannwhile, Mr Shukrani Ayubu, 24, appeared before the same court for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl.The accused allegedly committed the offence on September 14. The case was adjourned to October 4.