Crime watch:Court finds man guilty of killing wife in Nairobi

Crime watch:Court finds man guilty of killing wife in Nairobi

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH JULY 2018-A man  has been  charged in a Nairobi court  with the murder of his wife in Buruburu phase 5 estate in 2014.

The accused Erastus Ngura Odhiambo, who was found guilty murder, is said to have shot and killed Linda Wanjiku Irungu on the night of December 11, 2014.

Justice Stella Mutuku while issuing a ruling in the matter stated that  while there were contradictions in the statements issued by prosecution witnesses, at least three key eye-witnesses were consistent in their testimonies, which related well with the occurrence at the scene of the shooting.

The court was told that on the material  night, there was a commotion in the couple’s house before a single gun shot sound was heard. It was later discovered that the deceased had sustained a gun shot on her back.

“There was a gun wound at the back, internal bleeding, and there was death,” noted the judge.

The court also found out that Mr. Ngura was at the scene during the ill-fated night.

However while defending himself  Mr. Ngura claimed that the bullet was fired in the air and not at the deceased.

The court dismissed his defence as baseless

It is believed that the couple had a disagreement after Mrs. Wanjiku failed to show up on a date that the two had planned on that night.

The accused will be sentenced after he was taken to prison  he has been out on bond before then.

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