A 25 year old mother of five who has spent the last 18 months in custody was yesterday convicted to spend three years behind bars for murdering her husband.
The woman had earlier on pleaded with the court not to sentence her to life imprisonment due to her responsibilities as a mother.
The court heard that on June 13th, 2011, Gloria Kinyanjui had a confrontation with her husband Geoffrey Otieno who was a habitual drunkard when she requested her husband for money to buy medicine.
According to Gloria she only picked the knife to scare her husband but he kept coming onto her and that is when she stabbed him on his thigh. Otieno died from excessive bleeding from his wound.
Gloria had earlier requested the court for non custodial sentencing but the court denied her.