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VIDEO: Ex-beauty queen Ruth Kamande gets death penalty

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 19 – Justice Jessie Lesiit is set to sentence Ruth Kamande who was crowned Miss Lang’ata Women Prison in 2016 following a guilty verdict entered in May.

Kamande who has been in custody since 2015 was found guilty of killing her 22-year-old boyfriend, Farid Mohammed.

VIDEO: Ex-beauty queen Ruth Kamande gets death penalty
VIDEO: Ex-beauty queen Ruth Kamande gets death penalty

According to submissions made in court, Kamande stabbed Mohammed over twenty times following a domestic dispute sparked by a revelation that he had been taking HIV suppressing drugs without her knowledge.

Kamande said Mohammed had threatened her when she confronted him.

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“It is clear from the prosecution evidence that the stabs were not done at ago. They were done in intervals,” Justice Lesiit ruled saying Kamande had premeditated the stabbing.

The judge dismissed rape allegations after a medical report ruled out the claim.

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Kamande was sentenced to death for stabbing Farid Mohammed 25 times in 2015 in what was dubbed as a crime of passion over claims that Farid had allegedly been taking HIV suppressing drugs without her knowledge.

The death sentence is lawful but not mandatory. Legal experts have often given conflicting interpretation regarding the sentence, while courts continue to condemn offenders to the gallows, where no convict has been killed after Ochuka’s execution.

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA

Source-capitalfm.co.ke

 

VIDEO: Ex-beauty queen Ruth Kamande gets death penalty

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