Kenyan-Norwegian musician Stella Mwangi alias STL has been acquitted in a case where she had been charged with causing accident through drunk-driving in a court in Oslo, Norway.
The artiste had been accused of breaching Section 31, First Paragraph, of the Norwegian Road Traffic Act for driving under alcohol's influence.
In September 2017, the prosecution told the court that STL steered her Mercedes A Class in Bernt Anker’s Street, Oslo under the influence of alcohol leading a collusion that involved multiple cars.
The prosecution urged the judge to revoke her driving license for a period one year and slap her with 29,000 Norwegian Krone (Sh362,684) fine
However, lawyer Silje Steenvaag who represented the singer argued against the prosecution's case leading to her acquittal.
“This has been the worst year of my life. I cannot describe the powerlessness I have felt, so when I received the verdict today it was immense relief. I was believed. The justice system works when other things fail. Today, I’m just incredibly happy and happy” STL was quoted by Norwegian blog Dagbladet after the judgment.
The Haba Haba hit maker lashed out at the Norwegian media for sensationalising the case, which she says cost her multi-million shillings deals with various corporations.
“It’s very good to be believed. That’s what’s the truth. They tried to take me and destroy my life. The media must also really be ashamed. I have almost lost contracts due to the presentation that has been going on,” she said.
“Back in the studio. Got new song coming for you," she said on a social media post on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old moved to Norway at the age of five and has become one of the most sought after performing artistes in the Scandinavian nation.