Woman in Narok jailed for 20yrs for killing Asian lover
A Narok court sentenced a woman to 20 years behind bars after she was found guilty of shooting dead her Asian lover.
Hellen Wambui was charged with murdering Roy Ibrahim on January 20, 2015.
On Tuesday, there were expectations that Narok High Court Judge Justus Bwonwonga would go for the death sentence.
He ruled for a 20-year jail term adding that: “The suspect has a right to appeal at a Kenyan court even though relatives of the Asian businessman have relocated back to India.”
The court had been told that Wambui shot her lover at Ngori Ngori area in Narok South Sub County.
In her defence however, she claimed that Ibrahim, with whom she had two children, shot himself following a domestic quarrel.
11 witnesses including two cooks, medics, a neighbour and a guard gave a different version of events.
Samson Njoroge, an investigating officer, told the court that by the time he arrived at the scene, his body was laying in a pool of blood with a bullet wound on his chest.
“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,” he told the court.
Lawrence Kinyua, a government analyst, told the court that after the blood sample analysis, the DNA found on the shirt, vest, seats, towel and cushion were similar to the blood of the deceased.
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