Convicted Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata
Convicted Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata

Deputy President of the Court of Appeal Judge Chalwe Mchenga has dismissed former Chilanga UPND member of parliament Keith Mukata’s appeal against his conviction and sentence.

Sitting in Kabwe this morning, Judge Mchenga threw out Mukata’s 14 grounds of appeal saying there was malice when he concealed the firearm.

In February last year, Lusaka High Court Judge Susan Wanjelani sentenced Mukata to death by hanging for the murder of his security guard Namakau Kalila Kwenda, but acquitted his co-accused and lover Charmaine Musonda on all counts.

Justice Wanjelani ruled that the fact that three cartridges were found inside the gate confirms that the deceased was shot by a person face to face.

She said it is established that the wound was caused by a gunshot from Mukata but the question is whether there was any malice forethought.

Justice Wanjelani said it is common cause that the deceased was facing his killer at close range and that she finds that the deceased could not have been killed by a gunshot from outside the gate but from inside.

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    • The bible tells us to forgive those who did us wrong.

      He is remorseful- he hasn’t learned his lesson.

      Let him go, he has a family to look after- his kids will suffer.

      Please President Lungu – Parson this man

      He has suffered enough.

      I’m a phd Holder.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • This is the saddest thing to happen happen after death of Ba Sata.
      Why PF brought this gun culture? Imagine Keith. Gary if he has a gun should throw it away. I better get shot than me pulling a trigger on anything.
      Even on KCM meetings, with people who shoot at will.

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    • This is what lust does…this man had a wonderful career as Kafue MP, beautiful wife and young children but decided to use his other brain to think…threw it away for squeeze Charmaine who later stood on that very seat.
      My friend Kieth you are going to hang…you can sob all you want!!

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  1. Death sentence is the only avenue for those who commit heinous crimes. You cannot cut someone’s life short and you expect your life to be spared. All those who have overwhelming evidence that they committed murder should be hanged without clemency. They killed others without any remorse at all. You cannot deprive someone of his parent and expect to live. There should be no clemency for criminals.

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  2. Charmaine Musonda knows what happened that day and she has decided to keep her mouth shut, why cant she be a witness to her lover Mr Mukata? anyway, Mr Mukata has a job to do inside jail that is to provide legal advise to inmates.teach basic law to inmates.

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  3. The blood of a person is dangerous. U will do well not to kill anyone if u want peace in this world.

    Anyone who has ever killed a person will never be at peace.

    Blood is dangerous

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    • True!!Even if Mukata receives clemency from the president,the blood of the deceased will always demand vengeance. No one has the right or audacity to take someone’s life. Not even a person who commits suicide. In the first place,you are not the owner of life. You are just a custodian of that life. God is the owner of that life. If I put money in the bank, that money is not for the bank. It is my money. Banks are not supposed to have a liberty of fidgeting with my account. THOSE WHO KILL WITH A SWORD WILL ALSO BE KILLED WITH A SWORD.

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  4. There is nothing special about Keith Mukata to be given preferential treatment in this case. The blood of an innocent soul is crying out in the grave. Why did he kill an innocent soul. Keith Mukata must rot is prison. He has no regard for the sanctity of human life. He is a murderer. All those calling for his forgiven have a mental problem. Have you ever seen anywhere in society where a murder convict has been forgiven. If Oscar Pistorious is in prison what about Keith Mukata.

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    • @JUSTICE ADVOCATE: correct way of putting it is:
      “All those calling for his forgiveness HAVE NEVER LOST A LOVED ONE THROUGH A GUNSHOT FROM A CRIMINAL”.

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    • @ C-General, I have no kind words for murderers. If one has not experienced cruelty from such animals, he will support their atrocious activities. One of my relatives before killing him. They broke into his house.They raped his wife. They went on a rampage rape his wife who was pregnant.One of his children died of traumatic effects. Lastly, they put a bullet in his head. There are morons on this article who are supporting such criminals. I think there is something wrong with their mental faculties. Murderers should be hanged. otherwise, they are just a drain in tax payers money. If I has a way of signing death sentences, I cannot hastate to assent to death penalty. I can even be witnessing their deaths. They don’t deserve to be on planet earth.You must be a twit to ask presidential…

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  5. Keith sure,how did you pull a trigger on 65 yrs old man…? And a security guard for that matter……?

    Sometimes kuti waumfwa uluse mwe….ichalo ici bane!

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  6. Having a FATHERLY FIGUREHEAD!

    Keith you betrayed your own family….. children with a beautiful wife.I was shocked when I saw your wife face to face with three beautiful kids during Chilanga by-election.I failed to understand your act especially when I saw your kids and I felt bad as a parent (father) in no time I knew how miserable you costed them.
    Uluse ku BANA….!

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  7. This man has already switched sides and pledged allegiance to PF & so he will receive a presidential pardon.

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  8. PLEASE ANNOUNCE THE DATE TO HANG HIM LIVE FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE, START BY TYING MAPPPOLO AND ROPE UP TO A GOAL POST CROSS BAR USE A WINCH TO LIFT THE CUPRIT WHEN HIS ARRANGEMENTS CUT OFF HANG HIM BY THE NECK UNTIL PRONOUNCED DEAD, LIFE IS EQUAL WHETHER A SECURITY GUARD OR SWEEPER ALL DESERVE RESPECT

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  9. Keeping a gun is always dangerous. A fit of anger can result in such regrettable incidences. Even the police now misuse their AK 47s.
    We need to rid ourselves of guns including from the police assigned to maintain law and order over unarmed civilians. Unless we do this we will be like RSA where even taxi drivers settle scores through bullets!!!

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  10. I really sorry Keith but I don’t why it happened. Sometimes we don’t know something about ourselves neither do others.God alone will judge. On the cross the robber repented.

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  11. DONT FEEL SORRY FOR HIM FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF FOR EVEN ENTERTAINING A SINGLE FEELING OF REMORSE FOR A MURDERER LIKE HIM AND HIS ADULTEROUS BEHAVIOUR LET HIM HANG TILL LAST BREATH HE KILLED A POOR 65 YEAR OLD MAN ATASE

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  12. This is why the Bible warns us by saying:”Be of sober mind, your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”.(1 Peter 5:8) Unfortunately most of us don’t seem to take heed of this warning from God. This was in the form of this woman who was used by the devil to destroy his life. Very sad… and she’s out there busy with her life, after the evil deed is done, and another man in her path will be destroyed! Men, be careful please! This is a very real but very sad lesson.

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  13. May the soul of the faithful departed Rest In Peace, and May the family find comfort in knowing that our Lord God is with them always.????????

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  14. I have never believed and cannot bring myself to believing that Keith, who I knew as a very humble and respectful young man when I taught him decades ago, could kill his own security guard. I have asked others who knew him and all seem to believe he did it. Too bad for the young man.

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  15. Paying a judge a monthly salary is a drain on tax payers money also.Peter Carlos Hinds.

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  16. The death penalty is recommended by Islam for adultery.Peter Carlos Hinds.The bible also recommends the death penalty for adultery in the old testament.Peter Carlos Hinds.

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  17. The great Indian leader Gandhi once said”That if you were to go by an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”.”You would have a world full of blind people”.Peter Carlos Hinds.

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  18. It was Kalypso who took in the ship wrecked Odesseus and entertained him for 7years.”The steel bands should come out”.Peter Carlos Hinds.

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  19. So that’s how Keith’s life was designed to end? Very sad, bad sadder still is the loss of life of that harmless security guard.

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