The Court of Appeal has upheld the death sentence of Ruth Kamande, an inmate at Lang’ata Women’s Prison.
The Office of the Director of Prosecution lauded the decision saying justice has been served.
Kamande is accused of stabbing her boyfriend 22 times at Buruburu estate, Nairobi in September 2015.
High Court Judge Jessie Lessit sentenced Kamande to death in 2017 saying the Prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offense
According to her lawyer, the accused had “established a close relationship with God” since being taken into custody in 2015.
The advocate told the court that Ms. Kamande had changed over to Islam and had since gotten strict and supplicates five times each day.
The court additionally heard that the accused had selected to theology education philosophy instruction at the jail, a sign that her stay in authority had smoothed out her.
The court was likewise informed that Ms. Kamande was the lone youngster to her single mum after her more youthful sibling passed on.
“When arrested, the 21 years old then had just been enrolled at JKUAT to study Business, a dream which was shuttered by the circumstances here in,” submitted her advocate.
On their side, the indictment encouraged the appointed authority to hand Kamande a capital punishment for being egotistical during the preliminary.
“The 24-year-old at that point, whose life was stopped is a vagrant and had an undertaking of accommodate the remainder of the relatives, subsequently equity ought to win,” said the arraignment counsel.
Kamande, who has been in remand since 2015, had contended that things raised after she found a clinic card which proposed that Mohammed was going through HIV treatment.
At the point when she faced her beau about it, she guaranteed, he undermined her maxim the two of them would prefer to pass on than have his HIV status known to the general population.
The contention, as per the excellence exhibition, turned crazy, when she found letters from two other ladies.
Ms. Kamande asserted she wounded her sweetheart with a kitchen blade after it fell on her as they were battling on the ground.