Teacher who strangled her four children in Naivasha sentenced to a life imprisonment

A woman who strangled her four children in Naivasha two years ago has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court

Beatrice Mwende, who strangled the minors and slept next to their lifeless bodies for the night and later on reported that she had committed a crime to her relatives in the morning, was convicted after pleading guilty to the four murder charges.

Mwende, who was a Mathematics teacher, had been charged that on the night of June 26th 2020, as she murdered the minors through strangulation in Kabati Estate, Naivasha.

The minors were aged eight, six, four and two years respectively.

While sentencing her, High Court Judge Grace Nzioka, noted that there was no evidence to prove that the accused was mentally unstable when she committed the act.

The Judge also noted that based on the medical evidence presented in court, the former Maths teacher was of sound mind when she killed the four minors as her statement that she was possessed with some spirits when she committed the incident was dismissed.

Post-mortem report indicates that the minors died through strangulation and the accused is a first offender who does not have any past criminal record.

She has 14 days to appeal the ruling.

By Dolphin Mige

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