A 49-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to killing her violent husband has spoken out after the court jailed her for one day over the offence committed.
In an interview with a local daily, Truphena Ndonga Aswani noted that she expected a worse ruling, adding that most of her family and close friends had abandoned her as the case progressed.
An elated Truphena further noted that the ruling completely surprised her as she was prepared for life imprisonment for either murder or manslaughter.
“I don’t know what to say…God has literally walked me out of a lion’s jaws…A handful of relatives picked my calls. One was categorical that I should never set foot in her home. Some called to find out why it was taking long for me to be imprisoned at Kodiaga while others used to fire threats.
“I interpreted it that I didn’t belong to this world. I would soon be meat for prison bedbugs. That the court would sentence me to life, until Justice (Roselyne) Aburili’s judgement happened,” she said.
Truphena Ndonga Aswani [Photo: Courtesy]
Addressing her in-laws, Truphena noted that she is sorry for ending the life of their keen, adding that she will soon reach out and render her apologies.
She, however, expressed concern that the in-laws are not happy with her release, adding that she’ll give them time to cool down before heading there.
“I know his death hurt them. I am in the process of finding a way of personally apologising to his kin and the community where I was an elder. It is hard but I hope to do it soon so that I bring closure to the matter,” she opined.