Wife kills husband for coming home drunk with ‘mpango’

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A 19 year -old woman has been sentenced to a three-year probation for killing her husband who came home with another woman.

The accused, Sheillah Chemutai Ikobwa, committed the offence on July 25, 2013 in Matisi area, Trans-Nzoia County.

Chemutai is alleged to have stabbed her husband, Hussein Juma Nyongesa with a kitchen knife.

 On that fateful night, the court heard, Juma arrived home drunk, in the company of another woman.

A quarrel ensued between the couple with Chemutai demanding to know who the woman was.

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It is reported she (Chemutai) rushed to the kitchen, picked a knife to attack the other woman, but in the process, stabbed Juma, who was trying to shield his mpango wa kando.

The accused pleaded guilty before Justice Joseph Karanja.

In mitigation, the accused said she was remorseful and prays for leniency and promises to seek forgiveness from the deceased’s mother.

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“It was disheartening to see my husband bring home another woman and I’m regretful for what had happened that material day and I beg the court to be lenient on me. I know what I did was not good and I’m ready to seek forgiveness from my mother in-law.’’