Meru WOMAN to be hanged for KILLING neighborCounty News 06:07
Thursday, January 03, 2013 – A woman was sentenced to hang after she was found guilty of killing her friend after a dispute over a plantation of onions in the neighborhood.
The Meru court heard that in November 2010 Elizabeth Kambura had a fight over an onion plantation in Buuri village with Boniface Mwangi Maina and Kambura threatened to kill Maina due to the disagreement.
On the grievous night, Kambura is said to have gone to Mwangi’s house where she stabbed him before she set his house on fire, leaving him for dead. Mwangi sustained 90 percent burns.
The prosecutor Moses Mungai presented enough evidence showing that Kambura was responsible for the murder since a jerry can of petrol was found outside her house.
Mungai presented Justice Lessit Wanjiku with several witnesses and one of them admitted to hearing Kambura tell Mwangi to drink himself dead because she would kill him at 10 a.m.
Another witness admitted to seeing Kambura fleeing the scene of the incident. A medical report indicated that Mwangi was stabbed on the neck and on his right arm ruling out suicide.
He was still alive when the house was set on fire but sustained 90% burns which killed him.
While reading the judgment, Wanjiku told the court that she had found Kambura guilty beyond reasonable doubt and sentenced her to hanging.
The Kenyan DAILY POST