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Woman who sold killer chang’aa sentenced to death

A woman who was charged with selling illicit brew that caused the death of eight people five years ago in Ruiru has been sentenced to death.

High Court judge Jessi Lesiit convicted Ms Jennifer Wanjiru, aka Mama Flora, aka Mama Mwangi over the death of the five people in 2011 who had taken chang’aa at her selling joint.

She  was charged with eight counts of  murder, but was convicted with the death of five people namely Jane  Wambui Kamau, Festus David Nzuki, David Karanja, Samuel Waweru and Julius Kariuki.

The judge ruled that the illicit liquor was laced with ethanol and methanol with levels that were lethal hence caused the death of the five.

The judge also pointed out the fact that despite the deaths many others were hospitalized with  their lives in danger after taking her illicit brew.

Lady Justice Lesiit also said that she sold her illicit drink to unsuspecting customers.