The Court of Appeal has upheld the death sentence of 2016 against Ruth Kamande, who was accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend 22 times at Buruburu estate in 2015.

High Court judge Jessie Lessit sentenced Kamande to death in 2017 saying the prosecution had proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offence.

"Court of Appeal upholds death sentence of 2016 miss Langata Women Prison beauty queen Ruth Kamande accused of stabbing her boyfriend 22 times at Buruburu estate, Sept 2015. Heko @ODPP_KE for ensuring justice is served," the office of the DPP said.

Kamande was sentenced to death in 2018 by Justice Jessie Lessit who noted that the prosecution had proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the convict had stabbed her boyfriend, Farid Mohamed 25 times.


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“The accused inflicted each stab, not in a frenzy as she alleged in her defence, but deliberately and intermittently.

“Her action was calculated to inflict pain and cause death slowly but assuredly. That is clear proof of malice, of spite, callousness and hatred,” Justice Lessit said.

The former beauty queen is said to have found a text from another lady on Farid’s phone.

Friends close to Farid said that they had been in an off and on the relationship and had since moved on with another woman before the fateful night.

In 2018, Amnesty International asked that Kamande’s sentence is commuted to life imprisonment.