Woman set for death sentence for killing Asian boyfriend

A 37-year-old woman is on the verge of serving death sentence after a High Court sitting in Narok found her guilty of killing her Asian lover in the year 2015.

Hellen Wambui who appeared before Narok High Court Judge Justice Justus Bwonong’a was found guilty of killing her boyfriend at Nkorinkori area in Narok South Sub County on January 20, 2015.

Earlier on in her defense, Wambui had told the court that her boyfriend Roy Ibrahim, whom they had two children together had shot himself after they had disagreed over domestic matters.

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“On the fateful day, the deceased rang me requesting we meet at Ololulunga town but I did not make it because I had many customers. Upon arriving at around 5pm, he was very angry and threatened to kill me before killing himself,” she told the court.

She added that: “When we arrived home, I was shocked to find that he had shot himself in the bedroom.”

The woman who until her sentence was a trader in Narok town had told the court she met Mr. Ibrahim in the year 2007.

However, the eleven witnesses who appeared before the court among them three Criminal Investigating Officers, two cooks, medics, neighbour and a guard gave clear testimony that found the young woman guilty.

Samson Njoroge an investigating officer told the court by the time he arrived at the deceased house, his body was lying in a pool of blood with a bullet shot in his chest and another shot on the blanket.

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“According to our investigation, the deceased had not shot himself because of the nature of the bullet that passed through the left chest and existed above the buttocks,” the investigating officer had told the court.

Another investigating officer Paul Kiilu said the house in which the couple lived had only one entrance and there were no signs that a third person would have entered the house to commit the crime.

He added that there was smoke in the house at the time he entered, suggesting the crime had just been committed.

He said the deceased was a licensed gun holder and he used it for scaring birds and animals that came to destroy crops in the large-scale farms of the deceased.

Lawrence Kinyua, a government analyst told the court that after the blood sample analysis, he found the DNA of the blood on the shirt, vest, seats, towel, caution were similar to the blood of the deceased.

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While reading his judgment, Justice Bwononga said there was enough evidence to prove that the young woman had shot her boyfriend.

Justice Bwononga said investigations showed the firearm used was in good condition and was capable of being fired.

“I find you guilty of murder because you were an intelligent and untruthful witness. The prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that you murdered your boyfriend hence I have found you guilty of murder,” said the judge.

However, the woman will have until February 20, 2019 to allow the probation team to wind up their report before the accused is allowed to present her mitigation before her final verdict is read.

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