A woman in Kisumu was on Tuesday sentenced to 25-year-jail term after being convicted for murdering her husband.

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The court found that Maureen Chemutai Ongeri stabbed and killed John Openda at their home in Kasagam, Kisumu East last year.

Kisumu Municipal Magistrate Joan Wambiliyanga found the accused guilty of committing the offence after an argument with the deceased on May 8, 2018.

The judge found out that the deceased also assaulted the victim before stabbing him with a kitchen knife on the chest after he accused Openda of infidelity.

Relying on a postmortem test that showed that the deceased suffered two stab wounds, one penetrating his 11th rib, the Magistrate slapped the convict with a 25-year jail term.

"Following the seriousness of the offence, I, under Section 202 as read with Section 205, find the accused guilty deserving a jail sentence of 25 years,” she said.

On her side, Chemutai said that the conflicts emanated from an inability by the deceased, who was a night guard, to fend for his family, adding that he would become aggressive when approached on the matter.

Chemutai broke down after the sentence, with her pleas for leniency being rejected by the magistrate.

Openda died while receiving treatment at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu.