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Eldoret woman jailed for 25 years for stabbing husband to death

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 04:30 | By
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The High Court in Eldoret has sentenced a 37-year-old woman, who was convicted of stabbing her estranged husband to death during a domestic flight, to 25 years in prison.

Justice Reuben Nyakundi handed the sentence to Winnie Maina, a mother one after turning down her plea for a non-custodial sentence.

While delivering the verdict, the Judge observed that Winnie stabbed her husband Wycliffe Miriti (33), five times in the chest using a lethal weapon and that her only intention was to kill him on August 22, 2022.

Winnie is accused of stabbing her husband in their Elgon View estate home. He later succumbed to the injuries at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret while undergoing treatment.

The deceased was a Senior Logistics Officer at an International Beverage Company based in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county.

“You could have disabled him using other means if there was a fight but by stabbing him five times it means your intention was only one, that thou shall not live”, ruled Justice Nyakundi.

The judge noted that Winnie had not shown any remorse or sought forgiveness from the family of the slain deceased.

The judge noted that though Winnie had cited the effects of a custodial sentence to the life of her nine-year-old daughter, the family of the deceased also defended the life of the deceased.

Winnie had argued in her defence that her husband armed himself with a knife and attacked her after they returned home from a late night drinking spree.

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