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Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend 22 times wins Miss Lang’ata – photos

A woman who is accused of killing her boyfriend last year when she stabbed him 22 times has been crowned the fairest of the inmates at Lang’ata Women’s Prison.

Ruth Kamande, who is facing murder charges for stabbing Farid Ahmed in Buruburu Estate due to a love triangle, beat 19 other contestants to win the annual Miss Langata beauty pageant in a tough competition, which the top three were all remandees.

Tina Martin, a Tanzanian facing drug smuggling charges emerged first runners up while Susan Wairimu, whose case of robbery with violence and murder, is yet to be completed came third.

The pageant.
The pageant.


Nairobi Women’s Representative Rachael Shebesh, who was the Chief Guest, offered to pay bail for 20 inmates who are in remand but have been unable to pay bond.

They will walk free on Thursday as their cases continue in court.

“It does not make sense to remand petty offenders like these ones just because they cannot pay bail because it contributes to congestion in the prisons,” she said.

“Hopefully you will keep out of trouble as your cases continue,” she told them.


The annual event which is used as part of the rehabilitation programmes at the prison also saw officers hold a parallel pageant.

Some of the participating models.
Some of the participating models.

Inspector of Prisons Doreen Ombati was crowned the winner.

But unlike the staff who are being awarded with trips to various tourist destinations, the inmates got nothing.