Kenyan National Sentenced to Life in Prison in Dubai for Murder

A Kenyan administrative officer has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison after the Dubai Criminal Court found him guilty of smothering his Chinese girlfriend and dumping her body in a manhole on the Dubai-Al Ain Road in August last year.

Meanwhile, the convict WO, 30, a former administrative manager at an airline, claimed that his lover, WJ, 26, a sales executive, was forcing him to marry her.

In a confession before investigators, the convict was quoted saying that he could not marry WJ because as a Christian he was not allowed to have two wives.

 “I am not entitled to have two wives, besides my wife is here with me,” he said, adding that as the argument grew more heated, WJ threatened to inform police that WO had raped her.”

“I was mad with anger and prompted to strangle her for about seven minutes,” he said. However, during the first hearing, the convict denied the murder was premeditated. “I did not mean to kill her, she collapsed and died,” he said.

According to CID sources, the police arrested the suspect after a missing person report was filed at Al Rashidiyah police station by a friend of the deceased on August 19 last year. The friend informed the police that WJ had called her and said she was going to meet her Kenyan friend.

WO initially revealed to CID personnel that he met WJ at around 10pm and had dinner with her at a fast food outlet at a petrol station on the Dubai-Al Ain Road.

Meanwhile, during preliminary investigations, an Emirati officer quoted WO claiming that he picked up WJ from her place in Nad Al Sheba and later dropped her back at around 8.30pm.

The convict allegedly attempted to deceive the police that the deceased left him on the ground that she was going to carry out some business.

The police then demanded that he bring his car for further legal procedures and during investigations, WO was suspected of involvement in the disappearance of WJ.  The investigators noticed that he looked nervous during questioning.

When WJ died he drove his car with her body in it to the Dubai-Al Ain Road. WO dragged the body out of the car and disposed it off in a manhole, after throwing her purse and mobile phone as well.

The decomposed body was found 50 metres away from the main street as a strong stench was coming out of the drainage.

According to forensic reports, the body had some fractures that might have resulted from the dumping. “It was totally decomposed,” reports revealed.


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