28-Year old Kenyan To Be Hanged In China

  • A Kenyan family is pleading with the government to save their daughter from execution in China.

    The family of Floviance Razan Owino received a call from China informing them that their 28-year old daughter had been convicted of drug-related offenses and would face the hangman’s noose in Beijing.

    According to the family, Floviance who used to trade second hand clothes in Nairobi went missing in May 2013 leaving her one year old daughter with her sister in Embakasi, The Nation reports.

    The family says Floviance kept contact for a few days claiming she was living in Nairobi's Pipeline estate with a friend by the name Sharon, but shortly later they never heard from her or about her until Thursday May 7, 2015 when the call from China came.

    In a report on The Star, the Chinese consulate in Kenya has confirmed to the family that their daughter could be executed any time this year, but has denied them communication with her.

    According to Floviance’s sister Judith Owino, an officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Diaspora relations office has confirmed the arrest but told her very little could be done because it is too late.

    Owino’s family is now appealing to the government to help bring their daughter home.

    Image of an execution rope