KENYA: MAN TO HANG FOR BURNING WIFE TO DEATH IN NAIROBI
February 1, 2017: A man who doused his wife with paraffin before setting her ablaze has been sentenced to death in Kenya.
Lady Justice Roselyn Korir ordered Boniface Litunya do suffer death by hanging after finding him guilty of murdering his wife.
Justice Korir said the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Litunya torched his wife and âthrew her out of their Njiru estate residence within Nairobi while burning.â
Mr Litunya who was charged with committing the crime on November 19, 2010 gave a contradictory statement of defence which the court said âcould not shield him from blame.â
On the fateful day, the accused is said to have quarrelled his wife accusing her of engaging in heavy drinking with male friends and âreturning home late in the night.â
Mr Litunya was given 14 days to appeal against the sentence and conviction. (Sources: nation.co.ke, 01/02/2017)