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US-based Kenyan woman found guilty of murdering her husband

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A US-based Kenyan businesswoman has been found guilty of shooting and killing her husband three years ago.

Sheila Wanjiku was charged with murdering Leonard Kibinge on April 15, 2014 at Gitaru village, Kikuyu constituency.

Justice Jessie Lesiit on Monday found her guilty of pre-meditated murder.

Lessit pointed out there was no direct evidence linking her to the murder as the weapon used in the crime was never recovered.

But she said circumstantial evidence and inconsistencies in Wanjiku’s account of events were her undoing.

The judge held that the woman’s innocence was not sufficiently proven.

“The murder weapon was not recovered and produced in court. Failure to do so was, however, not fatal to the prosecution’s case as police were not at the scene during the incident and the accused had time to dispose of the weapon.”

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.

Wanjiku said she did not check on her husband who was driving the car before it crashed, a fact which the judge faulted.

Lessit said she found it interesting that after the incident, Wanjiku bypassed Kikuyu police station – a stone’s throw distance from the purported crime scene.

She opted to report the ‘kidnapping’ at Central police station in Nairobi.

“The accused by-passed Kikuyu police station and other nearer stations to go report the alleged kidnapping at Central…this was just an attempt to buy time so as to delay the process of investigations that she knew would follow.”

‘SUSPECT CALM AND COLLECTED’

Witness testimonies show Wanjiku changed her clothes several times from the time of the incident to that of reporting it to police.

Witnesses told the court she appeared calm and collected after the incident and that she did not seem to have been shaken by it.

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

She told the court she came to the country through Uganda but the court found there was not point of entry stamp in her passport as required by law.

Wanjiku had also claimed she travelled from Uganda to Kenya using Mash bus but did not produce a ticket to back up the claim.

But a taxi driver who drove her from Kikuyu police station said the accused appeared shaken and disturbed.

He said he heard a click under the Buibui she was wearing adding that this terrified him so much.

After dropping her at Central, the witness said he went straight to Kikuyu and reported that he may have transported a woman with a bomb.

“The accused explained that the click was the buckle of her belt as she counted coins to pay him,” the judge said.

Lesiit further said Wanjiku’s explanation that she was sleeping when the vehicle veered off the road does not state her indifference to the deceased.

“I also considered the evidence of two witnesses who lived near the fence the deceased crashed into,” the judge said.

“The witnesses said they heard three loud blasts and there is no way the accused can feign ignorance that three gunshots were fired since she was seated right next to her husband at the time.”

The judge also said she considered the evidence of the prosecution witness who was the first to see Wanjiku after she left the vehicle.

The witness said she was calm and collected.

“That is someone who was not affected by what had just happened…I find that the accused’s conduct after the shooting was the conduct of someone with a guilty mind.”

Wanjiku’s defence team requested time to mitigate.

-The Star

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VIDEO: New song Warns Kenyan women who disrespect their husbands in the Diaspora

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A Kenyan woman is firing warning shots at her compatriots who “grow horns”upon arrival in the developed countries. She saying that women who migrate from Africa have a tendency to start disrespecting their spouses. “The man is the head of the house just as Christ is the head of the Church,” she says in this newly released song, “Wamama.” Watch:

 

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Kenyan Businessman jailed in US for 10 years

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A wealthy Kenyan businessman has been jailed for 10 years in the United States.

Jeffrey Sila Ndungi who is a registered owner of two planes parked at Wilson Airport, was convicted on two counts of theft of public funds and one count of aggravated identity theft.

On August 9, 2016, Ndungi is accused of attempting to defraud the US Government a whopping Sh77 million.

According to evidence presented in court, the 32-year-old obtained Treasury check payable worth Sh77 million payable to an individual identified as C.S. that had been issued on a federal income tax return filed electronically from Kenya.

He then delivered the treasury check to an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation (CI) undercover agent in exchange for Sh4, 800,000.

Arrested

However, he was arrested on September 11, 2016, at Los Angeles airport as he attempted to board a flight to Nairobi, Kenya.

“Sila was also convicted of the theft of another treasury refund check that had been issued on an electronically filed return filed in 2012,” the court papers read.

According to the US regulations, the maximum statutory penalty for the identity theft count is a mandatory term of two years in prison and a Sh25, 000,000 fine.  The maximum statutory penalty for the theft of public funds counts are a maximum statutory penalty of ten years in prison and a Sh25,000,000 fine.

Ndungi will serve his 10 years jail term at Dallas Prison.

Ndungi, who at the time of his trial was in the US on a tourist visa, was denied bail for being a flight risk.

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VIDEO: I love “heavy equipment,” says husband to lady with world’s biggest hips

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Mikel Ruffinelli (born 1972) is an American woman who currently holds the record of widest hip in the world, according to the World Record Academy.

Her weight is more than 420 pounds (190 kg) and her hips measures an unusual 8 feet (2.4 m) in circumference, although her waist is only 3 feet 4 inches (102 cm). She is 5 feet 4 inches tall.

Mikel was a normal-sized young woman and in her early 20s weighed an above average 13 stone (180 lb). But at 22, she put on 4 stone (56 lb) after having first child Andrew. After daughters Destynee, Autumn, and Justyce followed, her weight and hips ballooned further.

On her own admission, she eats an average 5,000 calories a day.

According to medical experts, possibly this extraordinary fat tissue accumulation turns out to be an advanced stage of a medical condition called lipedema.

Nonetheless, look at what her husband says about working with ‘heavy equipment’:

 

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