Miss Lang'ata Prison Ruth Kamande Found Guilty of Murder

  • Miss Lang'ata Women Prison winner Ruth Kamande has been found guilty of killing her boyfriend by stabbing him 22 times in 2015.

    On Thursday, the High Court delivered its judgement and stated that she will be sentenced on July 11.

    Kamande, who was on remand, made headlines after she won the Miss Lang’ata Women Prison's crown in 2016.

    Appearing before the court, she pleaded guilty to killing her young lover and told the court that their argument ensued after she found a small yellow card from Aids Control programme showing he was a patient, in his room.

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    “Fareed told me that he would rather kill me and himself than have his status exposed because I realized he was HIV positive, I stabbed him severally using a kitchen knife, which fell on my chest from his hands after I overpowered him after putting my two thumbs in his eyes to save my life,” Kamande told the court.

    “Your honour, it pained me to know that the person who l loved and trusted so much was to ruin my life by infecting me with HIV and Aids,” Kamande stated.

    She gave a detailed account of her final moments with her boyfriend and maintained that he wanted to kill her after she threatened to reveal his status to his family.

    Kamande further revealed that Mohammed snatched the treatment card from her and attacked her from behind as she packed her clothes in the bedroom.

    She told the court that investigating officers who rushed her to Metropolitan Hospital and later KNH, where she was given post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection - saved her.

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    During hearing of the case prosecution witness Ndwiga Gatumo, a landlord stated that it was around 8.45am as he was preparing to go to church when he heard a male voice crying out for help in Swahili "nisaidie nasaidie amenidunga" ( Help! Help! She has stabbed me)."