A Kenyan man who was caught on video beating and kicking his wife has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Daudi Nzomo pleaded guilty to the charge of grievous bodily harm, but urged the magistrate to give him a lenient sentence as he is the sole breadwinner in his family.

Magistrate James Mwaniki said Nzomo hads been violent in the past, and he was therefore sentencing him to 12 years in prison, two of which were suspended, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reports.

The video of Nzomo assaulting his wife was widely circulated on social media last week, causing outrage.

She is receiving medical treatment at a hospital in the capital, Nairobi, following the assault on 30 July at Kyaaka village in eastern Makueni County, Kenya's Standard newspaper reports.