Prison’s beauty faces trial over lover’s death

Nancy Gitonga @PeopleDailyKe

Miss Lang’ata Prison 2016 Ruth Wanjiku, who is on trial for murdering her lover in Nairobi’s Buru Buru Estate, has a case to answer, the High Court ruled yesterday.

Trial judge Jessie Lessit put her on defence, saying the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused stabbed Farid Mohammed, 24, twenty two times with a kitchen knife.

Lessit said after analysing evidence by more than five prosecution witnesses, the court found that the accused has a case to answer in respect to the murder charge against her.

Wanjiku (pictured) has denied killing her boyfriend on September 20, 2015 at Buru Buru Estate in Nairobi. She is expected to give her defence evidence on January 31. The 22-year-old is believed to have turned the murder weapon on herself, slightly injuring her abdomen before police arrived at the scene.

Retrieved exhibits One of the prosecution witnesses Hezron Otieno, a police officer attached at Buru Buru Police Station, in his testimony said the accused probably stabbed herself to cover-up the murder.

“She claimed she had been stabbed by the deceased, but it is unlikely he attacked her at all,” he said. The court heard that among the exhibits retrieved at the murder scene was a card sent to the deceased from his other girlfriend in the US, a damaged mobile phone handset and the murder weapon.

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