A Kenyan MBA student in India will serve a life sentence after a local court found him guilty of rape.
Eric Mulinge NethuliÂ was found guilty of raping his fellow Kenyan in Mahila in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
The 26-years-old student is going to serve as an example as Indian authorities try to send a signal to sex offenders in the country.
The court heard that Nethuli had been invited for dinner by the victim aged 22 after which he took advantage and raped her.
Indian Newspaper The Hindu reported that the Kenyan man had been pursuing an MBA at a private college in the country.
After the incident, the victim is said to have reported the case to Ammapettai All Women Police Station.
The Hindu goes on to report that, the court sentenced him to six-and-a-half years of imprisonment under sections 342,352, 506 part 1, and Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Women Harassment Act and life imprisonment under Section 376.
Nation reports that the court also fined him a total of Ksh25,323 (17,500 rupees).
All sentences will run concurrently.
After his sentencing, Nethuli was immediately transferred to Puzhal Prison.