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Bahati’s Tanzanian crush jailed for lover’s death

By MWENDE KASUJJA November 13th, 2017 1 min read

Tanzanian actress Elizabeth Michael aka Lulu will spend two years in prison for causing the death of actor Stephen Kanumba.

Lulu, who is Kenyan gospel artiste Kevin Bahati’s crush, had been dating Kanumba when he died at his home back in 2012.

The manslaughter case ended Monday when High Court Judge Sam Rumanyika delivered his judgment.

The judge said all prosecution witnesses had placed Lulu at the scene of crime having an argument with the late actor, before she called his brother to tell him the actor had fatally fallen.

In her testimony, Lulu had told the court that Kanumba had attacked her and she pushed him back leading to his fatal fall.


Her lawyer argued that Lulu was too young at the time and did not intend to kill Kanumba as she was acting out of self-defence.

After the Monday ruling, the late Kanumba’s mother told journalists that justice had been served.

Lulu’s lawyer has stated that he will appeal the decision as well as seek bail.

Actress Wema Sepetu, who dated the late Kanumba before he started dating Lulu, posted her encouragement to the actress whom she called her little sister.

Musician Diamond Platinumz also encouraged Lulu to stay strong.