A 37-year-old woman is on the verge of serving a death sentence after the High Court sitting in Narok convicted her for the murder of her Asian lover in the year 2015.
Hellen Wambui, who appeared before Narok High Court Judge Justice Justus Bwononga, was found guilty of murdering her boyfriend at Ngoringori area in Narok South Sub County on 20th January 2015.
Earlier on, Wambui had told the court that her boyfriend Roy Ibrahim, with whom she had two children, had shot himself after they had disagreed over domestic matters.
“On the fateful day, the deceased rang me requesting that we meet at Ololulunga town but I did not make it because I had many customers. Upon arriving at 5 pm, he was very angry and threatened to kill me before he killed himself. When we arrived home, I was shocked to find that he had shot himself in the bedroom,” the accused had claimed in defence.
The woman who until her conviction was a trader in Narok town, had told the court she met Mr. Ibrahim in the year 2007 and together they were blessed with two children.
However, the eleven witnesses who testified in court, among them three Criminal Investigation Officers, two cooks, medics, neighbor and a guard gave clear testimony that indicted the woman.
Samson Njoroge, an investigating officer told the court by the time he arrived in the deceased’s house, his body was lying in a pool of blood with a bullet shot on his chest and another shot on the blanket.
“According to our investigation, the deceased had not shot himself because of the nature of the bullet that passed through the left chest and exited above the buttocks,” the investigating officer had told the court.
Another investigating officer, Paul Kiilu said the house the couple was occupying had only one entrance and there were no signs that a third person would have entered the house to commit the crime.
He added there was smoke in the house at the time he entered suggesting the crime had just been committed.
He said the gun used to shoot the deceased had been licensed to him for use of scaring birds and animals that came to destroy crops on 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.
While reading his judgment, Justice Bwononga said there was enough evidence to prove that the 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 Justice Bwononga.
However, the woman will have until February 5, 2019 to present her mitigation before her sentence is read.
By Ann Salaton