Gladys Karwirwa was convicted by Chief Magistrate Lucy Ambasi on her own plea of guilt. She admitted possessing half a litre of chang’aa without a brewing permit, an offence committed on March 3 at Karimene village, North Imenti.
The verdict was announced Saturday in Cairo. An initial death penalty verdict in a mass trial is usually confirmed at a later hearing after receiving the approval of the mufti, the official interpreter of Islamic law.
A person who opens a grave, or place of burial, or breaks into a building where a dead body is deposited while awaiting burial, with intent of either removing the body will be jailed for two years, or fined Sh250,000, or both.