Woman sentenced to death for illicit brew deaths

October 10, 2016 1:47 pm
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Judge Jessie Lessit sentenced Jennifer Wanjiru aka mama Flora following the deaths in 2011 after consumption of the alcohol she was selling/FILE
Judge Jessie Lessit sentenced Jennifer Wanjiru aka mama Flora following the deaths in 2011 after consumption of the alcohol she was selling/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 10 – A woman who was charged with selling illicit liquor that caused the death of eight people in Ruiru five years ago has been sentenced to death.

Judge Jessie Lessit sentenced Jennifer Wanjiru aka mama Flora following the deaths in 2011 after consumption of the alcohol she was selling.

She faced eight counts of murder but was found guilty for the deaths of five people.

The judge found that the illicit liquor was laced with ethanol and methanol with levels that were lethal hence causing the death of the five.

The judge also noted that as a result of the illicit brew many others were hospitalized.

Justice Lessit said the convict sold her illicit drink to unsuspecting customers hence rightly found guilty of murder.

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