Group violence

Circle of violence must end, says Judge

“If we want our country to be good we have to stop attacking each other in groups,” Justice Manuhu made the remarks before sentencing two men to two-and-a-half years in jail after they were found guilty for unlawfully detaining a man and causing grievous bodily harm to him.

“What if you both were in the same boat? You would feel frightened,” he said to 28-year-olds Pumai Aikipe and Jack Kunma.

He said their punishment must be seen as a message to the public that group intimidation must stop.

Justice Manuhu said Aikipe and Kunma’s actions were deliberate in 2011.