Appeal’s court upholds prison beauty queen Ruth Kamande’s death sentence

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The Court of Appeal has upheld the death sentence for Lang’ata Women Prison’s beauty queen Ruth Kamande.

Kamande was found guilty of killing her boyfriend by stabbing her 20 times in 2015.

Justice Hannah Okwengu, Mohamed Warsame and Jamila Mohamed said there was no doubt that Kamande inflicted the injuries that caused the death of Farid Mohamed Halim.

Court of Appeal justices, Mohamed Warsame Hannah Okwengu and Jamila Mohamed said there was no doubt that Kamande inflicted the injuries that caused the death of Farid Mohamed Halim.

“There is no doubt Kamande inflicted the injuries that caused the death of Farid. No doubt she inflicted 25 stab wounds on Farid’s chest, hands, legs, head, abdomen, back and shoulders,” they said.

Kamande had moved to the Court Of Appeal after High Court Judge Jesse Lessit sentenced her to death after finding her guilty of killing her boyfriend.

Fifteen witnesses brought by the prosecution testified against Kamande.

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