Woman to die for killing husband

Sheila Kibinge

By Dzuya Walter

A US-based Kenyan businesswoman has been sentenced to death.

This is after the court found her guilty of shooting and killing her husband three years ago.

Sheila Wanjiku Kibinge has 14 days to appeal the decision.

While sentencing her to death, High Court Judge, Jessie Lesit, said that the only sentence to murder is death adding that the offence committed by Wanjiku is very serious.

Wanjiku was found guilty of killing Leonard Kibinge on April 15, 2014 at Gitaru village, Kikuyu Constituency.

Wanjiku had claimed she and her husband were kidnapped that night and that it was the kidnappers who killed Kibinge.

In her testimony, the woman said she walked away when she heard a blast before their car crashed into a fence.

Lessit said she found it interesting that after the incident, Wanjiku bypassed Kikuyu Police Station – a stone throw distance from the purported crime scene and opted to report the ‘kidnapping’ at Central Police Station in Nairobi.

The woman claimed she came to Kenya to process a visa for her husband so that they could relocate to the US.

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