13 November 2017

Tanzania: Bahati's Tanzanian Crush Jailed for Lover's Death

Photo: Elizabeth Michael Kimemeta/Instagram
Elizabeth Michael Kimemeta

Tanzanian actress Elizabeth Michael aka Lulu will spend two years in prison for causing the death of actor Stephen Kanumba.

Lulu, who is Kenyan gospel artiste Kevin Bahati's crush, had been dating Kanumba when he died at his home back in 2012.

The manslaughter case ended Monday when High Court Judge Sam Rumanyika delivered his judgment.

The judge said all prosecution witnesses had placed Lulu at the scene of crime having an argument with the late actor, before she called his brother to tell him the actor had fatally fallen.

In her testimony, Lulu had told the court that Kanumba had attacked her and she pushed him back leading to his fatal fall.

SELF-DEFENCE

Her lawyer argued that Lulu was too young at the time and did not intend to kill Kanumba as she was acting out of self-defence.

After the Monday ruling, the late Kanumba's mother told journalists that justice had been served.

Lulu's lawyer has stated that he will appeal the decision as well as seek bail.

Actress Wema Sepetu, who dated the late Kanumba before he started dating Lulu, posted her encouragement to the actress whom she called her little sister.

Dah... Speechless... 😔😔😔 Pole my baby... This too shall pass... 😔😔😔 Dah... 😔😔😔

A post shared by Wema Sepetu (@wemasepetu) on Nov 13, 2017 at 12:40am PST

Musician Diamond Platinumz also encouraged Lulu to stay strong.

Mwenyez Mungu ameamua kukupa mtihani huu wewe kwasababu anaamini wewe ni Shujaa na Imara... ..pia anaamini wewe ndio msichana pekee unaeweza kuuhimili mtihani huu... . hivyo Usisononeke, Make him Proud!!!🙏

A post shared by Chibu Dangote (@diamondplatnumz) on Nov 13, 2017 at 2:09am PST

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