24-year-old Ruth Kamande, who was crowned Miss Lang’ata Prison beauty pageant in 2016, was sentenced to death by High Court judge Jessie Lesiit after being found guilty of stabbing her boyfriend Farid Mohammed 22 times.
“I want the youth to know it is not cool to kill your boyfriends or girlfriends. Instead, it is cool to walk away and forget,” Judge Lesiit said in her ruling.
Kamande, however, is not alone on list of deadly women who in the middle of heated quarrel have taken law unto their hands and murdered their partners sometimes with an innocent household item which was used to prepare supper just hours before.
She joins a growing list of Kenyan women who have been convicted for allegedly stabbing their boyfriends/husbands to death.
In March 2018, Monica Wangui was arrested after she allegedly stabbed her husband to death following a quarrel at their home in Umoja Estate, Kiambu on Friday night.
Wangui allegedly stabbed Bernard Kinuga whom they have three children together and later called her father in law and claimed her husband had stabbed himself.
Kiania found Kinuga’s body on the sofa with the knife still lodged his chest.
25-year-old Dorcas Waigwe was last month arrested on allegations she stabbed her husband to death in Kangema sub-county, Murang’a county.
Waigwe is said to have killed Julius Njuguna, 25, at their home in Gacharaigu village during a domestic squabble.
Njuguna died while receiving treatment at Murang’a General hospital where he was rushed.
Fatuma Mohamed Okoth
24 year-old Fatuma Mohamed Okoth was arrested in February 2017 after she stabbed her boyfriend to death at their house in South-B after a quarrel.
Police reports indicate that the deceased, 25 year-old Flogent Mwakamba, had picked a quarrel with his girlfriend while in his house on Sore Drive.
Fatuma then picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed the deceased on the chest killing him instantly.
Kenyan businesswoman based in the United States, Sheila Wanjiku was sentenced to death in August 2017 after the trial court found her guilty of shooting and killing her husband, Leonard Kibinge on April 15, 2014 at Gitaru village, Kikuyu constituency.
Grace Watiri Kibandi
Grace Watiri Kibandi was charged with manslaughter early this year after she pleaded guilty to stabbing her husband to death following a domestic quarrel.
19-year-old girl Noura Hussein from Sudan was sentenced to death in May for stabbing to death her rapist husband.
According to one of her lawyers, the 19-year-old teen was forced into marriage by her parents three years ago and had initially fled her husband, refusing to consummate the marriage,
His brother and two cousins tried to reason with her, when she refused she was slapped and ordered into the room. One held her chest and head, the others held her legs,” said Adil Mohamed Al-Imam, one of Hussein’s lawyers while describing the rape incident.