WATCH: Woman to hang for killing 18-month-old stepdaughter

2016-01-29 17:12

Nairobi - A Kenyan woman has been sentenced to death for colluding with her brother and friend to kill her 18-month-old stepdaughter, according to media reports.

Elenah Nyambura was sentenced with her brother Geoffrey Njuguna, who helped recruit the killer; friend Peris Njeri, who helped identify the victim's home; and Kenneth Muriithi, who killed the baby.

According to The Star, Muriithi was said to have received KES 80 000 ($8 000) from Nyambura to kill the baby, Sheila Wanjiku.

Sheila's mother, Eunice Nyawira was Nyambura's employee before she eloped with her husband, becoming Nyambura's co-wife, Citizen TV reported.

The baby bled to death after being stabbed in the neck 11 times on August 2, 2009.

The judge said the four were guilty of murder and sentenced all of them to death.

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